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  • At the end of every Trending Now episode, we ask for your feedback or submissions regarding the story that we are covering. On Wednesday, one of our stories was about Kai-Xiang Xhong. The 20-year-old Taiwanese student takes cardboard boxes and transforms them into works of art. His latest piece was Tony Stark's Iron Man costume constructed completely from cardboard.

    Xhong's work was well-received. Comments on our blog included, "Looks like someone has a future in the movie industry. This is how talent is found nowadays." Another reader wrote, "This guy is unbelievably talented." The project took the student a year to complete.

    On our Facebook page, users submitted photos of costumes and sculptures they created, and we felt compelled to share a few.

    Brian Nelson posted a photo of his homemade Optimus Prime costume. Nelson used cardboard, foam pool noodles, a baseball helmet, hockey gloves and duct tape. The costume's chest opened up to reveal that it was filled with candy. Once the

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  • As someone who was adopted, Katheryn Deprill knew that a part of her was missing. She could never have imagined that she would have so much in common with that missing link.

    Deprill first made headlines in 1986, when she was abandoned in a Burger King restaurant in Pennsylvania just a few hours after her birth. Last month, the Allentown, Pa., native returned to the news when she posted a Facebook message in hopes of finding her biological mother.

    "Looking for my birth mother. She gave birth to me September 15th, 1986," a note she held in the photo read. "She abandoned me in the Burger King bathroom only hours old, Allentown PA. Please help me find her by sharing my post. Maybe she will see this."

    Cathy Pochek and her husband did see it and immediately contacted their lawyer to coordinate a meeting. Yesterday, the two appeared for the first time in public on the "Today" show.

    The 44-year-old mother shed light on why she abandoned her daughter in such a hasty fashion. Pochek said she

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  • The popularity of the HBO series "Game of Thrones" has transcended to viral videos involving animals. In 2012, a video was uploaded to YouTube of a cat meowing the show's theme song. With the show now back for its third season, we have a compilation of goats bleating to the theme song.

    Spanish comedy site Marca Blanca produced the video, titled "GAME OF GOATS (Game of Thrones Goat Version) #GOaT." Get it? G-O-T and G-O-A-T. Anyway, the mash up stars the Internet's most famous goats and a few sheep. All of the clips are edited to sound like each animal is bleating a different part of the song. Marca Blanca used the show's actual open to start the video and put the theme in there to back the goats. The clip ends with a custom "Game of Goats" graphic.

    Goats and sheep that bleat like humans plus "Game of Thrones" clearly equals an Internet home run. The video, which was uploaded on Wednesday, already has over 1.1 million views. Maybe you are thinking, "You have goat to be kidding me,

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  • Actor Jackie Chan turned 60 years young on Monday. An artist celebrated the stuntman's birthday in a way Chan could have never imagined.

    Malaysian artist-architect Hong Yi, who goes by the nickname "Red," paid tribute to the actor with an incredible portrait made of 64,000 chopsticks. It took her about a month to conceptualize the work, gather the pieces, and tie them together for the final project.

    "Jackie has used chopsticks during his kungfu scenes in a few movies like the Fearless Hyena and Karate Kid," Yi explained on YouTube of her reasoning behind her choice material. "I used disposable bamboo chopsticks to show that disposable materials can be reused and made into something else more meaningful and beautiful."

    Yi presented the final piece to Chan in Beijing during a special concert held for his birthday on April 6. The actor returned the favor by co-starring in a video with the artist online. In the YouTube clip, which also shows off the portrait, Chan and Yi get into their own

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  • "Selfie" is a word that has only found itself more deeply embedded in our pop culture vernacular in 2014. Certainly electronic dance music duo the Chainsmokers have played a role in this with their hit song simply titled "Selfie." Ellen DeGeneres's Oscar selfie, which has been retweeted more than 3 million times, helped the cause as well. But now iStrategyLabs is putting a new twist on the word with its latest invention.

    "S.E.L.F.I.E.," the company says, is an acronym that stands for "Self Enhancing Live Feed Image Engine." Still a work in progress, the product is a two-way mirror that snaps a photo of you.

    "Triggered by simply standing in front of the mirror and holding a smile, hidden LED's indicate a countdown, then simulate a 'flash' as your photo is taken," iStrategyLabs' Margot Mausner wrote on the developer's blog. "The photo is then automatically posted to Twitter (with a watermark/logo)."

    A webcam and Mac mini sit behind the two-way mirror and serve to power the camera and

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