Tim Tebow pass lands in Twitter’s record book with 9,420 tweets per second

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Twitter reaction to Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow’s 80-yard overtime touchdown pass Sunday night reached 9,420 tweets per second, placing the event in the number two spot on Twitter’s most-tweets-per-second list.

The game-winning moment surpassed onstage confirmation of Beyonce’s pregnancy during MTV’s Video Music Awards in August (8,868 TPS) but fell well short of besting the online buzz sparked by Japanese anime movie Castle in the Sky in December (25,088 TPS).

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