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Beyonce's Pregnancy Lights Up Twitter, Sets Record

Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- When it comes to Twitter, world events apparently have nothing on Beyonce's baby bump.

Twitter announced that on Sunday night, the news of Beyonce revealing her pregnancy on the MTV Video Music Awards generated a record 8,868 tweets per second.

The previous holder of the record for number of tweets per second was the U.S. women's soccer team game against Japan back in July.  During the final moments of the game, the event generated 7,196 tweets per second.

By comparison, reports that the death of Osama Bin Laden inspired 5,106 tweets per second, Super Bowl 2011 generated 4,064 tweets per second, and England's Royal Wedding generated 3,966 tweets per second.  During the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in March, there were 5,530 tweets per second generated.

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