Forget Bin Laden, Japan's earthquake and the Royal Wedding. "I want you to feel the love that's growing inside me" were the words that ignited the mother of all clusterfucks.

Beyoncé's pregnancy announcement during the MTV VMA show resulted in 8,868 tweets per second. The previous record was during the final of FIFA Women's World Cup, between Japan and the United States. That resulted in 7,196 tweets per second. [Techcrunch]