#RIPNelsonMandela Tops Worldwide Twitter Trends; "X-Men Apocalypse" Slated For 2016
Dec. 6, 2013
By ABC News
It's not always enough to know what's "trending." It kind of helps to know why. Welcome to the Social Climber, where we provide a quick primer on the people, places and things that are being feverishly searched and shared online -- and try to make sense of it all.
As the world mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela, millions of people have taken to Twitter to remember him and #RIPNelsonMandela is a top worldwide Twitter trend.
Many of the tweets include powerful Madiba quotes, like this popular one:
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background or his religion. People learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than the opposite."
Dwayne Johnson and Jordana Brewster Remember Co-Star Paul Walker
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As people are still shocked by the tragic death of "The Fast and the Furious" franchise, his co-stars are sharing their memories of him.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson shared the screen with Walker on the fifth and sixth installments in the series.
"He was motivated by work that allowed him to take care of his family, number one, and that also allowed him the power and the leverage to help people in need and in crisis," Johnson told Entertainment Weekly.
"Paul was pure light. I cannot believe he is gone," tweeted Jordana Brewster, who played Walker's love interest in the movies.
Walker, 40, was the passenger in a 2005 Porsche driven by financial adviser Roger Rodas, 38, that crashed and then erupted in flames after striking a light pole and tree on Nov. 30.
"X-Men Apocalypse" Slated For 2016
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Director and producer Bryan Singer made a cryptic X-Men announcement on Twitter Thursday when he tweeted, "#Xmen #Apocalypse 2016!"
It seems that Singer just can't wait to put as much X-Men into the world as possible. He's still working to finalize the next X-Men installment, "Days of Future Past," set to arrive in theaters May 23, 2014.
Tease of the 2015 Corvette
The next Ford Mustang is so yesterday.
Today, people are excited about the 2015 Corvette. Chevrolet is expected to announce the 2015 Corvette Z06 next month at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
"It will be the most track-capable Corvette ever, designed to deliver supercar levels of performance through unique powertrain, chassis and aerodynamic features," GM said in a news release.
This photo is the only tease so far of what the car will look like.