Scotland trending: Today’s most talked-about topics

Retired Japanese professional baseball player Takeshi Yamasaki takes the wheel of a replica of the DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future. Picture: AP

Retired Japanese professional baseball player Takeshi Yamasaki takes the wheel of a replica of the DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future. Picture: AP

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Today’s top stories on social media from Scotland and beyond, including a celebration of the Michael J Fox-starring Back to the Future trilogy and a new Star Wars trailer

Back to the Future

In 1989, Marty McFly and Doc Brown jumped into the DeLorean and travelled forward to October 21, 2015 - today. Fans of the cult trilogy have celebrated the day by sharing examples of technology that the franchise predicted would exist, and several replica DeLoreans have been given special outings.

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Star Wars

The trailer for the upcoming seventh Star Wars film was released this week and the internet collectively lost its mind. The new film, called Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, will feature much of the original cast. With a story by George Lucas and directed by Star Trek reboot JJ Abrams, many fans have high hopes.

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Holocaust

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has claimed the former Muslim elder, Haj Amin al-Husseini, convinced Adolf Hitler to exterminate the Jews.

Historians across the world have accused him of trying to absolve the most notorious war criminal in history to score some political points.

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One Direction

A last minute cancellation of a sold out One Direction show in Belfast, due to a sudden onset of illness in band member Liam Payne, was met with a typically indifferent response by the band’s legion of fans (that’s a joke).

Harry Styles tweeted to his followers “Deepest apologies to everyone at the show tonight in Belfast. Very disappointed, but unfortunately these things happen. We’re very sorry.”

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