In the 1960s, fans shrieked and screamed over The Beatles. Not much has changed in 50 years -- but now, young fans are screaming about One Direction, and their real-life enthusiasm has spilled over into the Twitterverse in a big way. The boy band is a near-constant fixture on the social media site, regularly reaching the top 10 worldwide trending topics.
But that type of Twitter fame doesn't come without some serious drama -- recent scandals have involved a fan who allegedly faked her own death to get the band's attention and a vicious campaign intended to break up Louis Tomlinson's relationship. We rounded up eight of the craziest trending topics that spread like wildfire online. Click through the slideshow below to see what Directioners are saying!
Any crazy/ridiculous 1D trending topics we missed? Sound off in the comments below or tweet @HuffPostTeen!
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