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On Monday, October 8, Twitter users are celebrating the birthday of singer Bruno Mars and wishing each other a "happy Columbus Day." 

Singer Peter Hernandez, better known as Bruno Mars, famous for hit singles such as "Just the Way You Are," "Grenade" and "The Lazy Song," celebrated his 27th birthday on October 8.

Fans of the artist are taking to Twitter to wish him a happy birthday, pushing "#HappyBirthdayBrunoMars" to second place in the top ten worldwide trending topics.

Twitter users are also celebrating Columbus Day, the US holiday marks the anniversary of Columbus landing in what is now recognized as the United States. Though the date of Columbus's landing is actually thought to be October 12, 1492, in 1971 the US government decided that it would be celebrated on the second Monday of October. Columbus Day is a national holiday in the US and is celebrated throughout the majority of the country.

Twitter users are also using Monday, October 8 to list experiences they wish to have before they die and giving relationship advice using the hashtags "50ThingsIWantToDoBeforeIDie" and "HowToMakeARelationshipLast."

The top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter on October 8 at 1:20 pm GMT are:

01. #50ThingsIWantToDoBeforeIDie

02. #HappyBirthdayBrunoMars

03. #HastaSiempreTeenAngels

04. #cokyakisiyor

05. #HowToMakeARelationshipLast

06. Happy Columbus Day

07. Venezuela

08. Nobel

09. PMR

10. Chavez

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