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The Best Tweets of All Time

Some of the best tweets of all time feature - no surprise here - celebrities. What are the best tweets of all time? The best tweets ever may come from tech darlings (issuing the first-ever tweet), celebs having exestiential crises (we're looking at YOU, Kanye West) or having all-out battles with other celebs (hello, Ice T and Aimee Mann). But not all of the greatest Tweets (of all time) are from household names, oh no. Some of the most well-known Tweets have come from everyday people who just happen to be in the right place at the right time, smartphone in hand, as historic events unfolded.

What the best tweets of all time? Take a look here and you'll see some of the greatest ever.

Read on for more info about some of the best, most important (arguable, we know) Tweets ever. Don't see your favorite on the list? Add it! Definitely add it.
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    Ellen's Oscar Tweet

    Oscar host Ellen Degeneres broke a Twitter record with this one. In March 2014, Ellen herded Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Angelina Jolie and others into the most legendary selfie to ever hit the Internet. The sheer number of A-listers packed into the shot apparently caused the social media platform to crash, leaving thousands of Twitter users locked out.

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    Earthquakes and Pap Smears

    Twitter user Verdell Wilson, better known as @MissRFTC, took the opportunity to inform her many followers on July 29, 2008, that an earthquake hit at exactly the wrong time: while her doctor was um, giving her an exam. Her OB/GYN. Yeah, that kind of exam. Her Tweet:

    "I am totally serious. My My Ob/Gyn was IN my vagina and an earthquake started rattling the room!"

    Awkward. Think you have enough to worry about at the OB/GYN, ladies? Think again

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    @BPGlobalPR Tweets the Oil Spill Crisis

    In the wake of the devastating Gulf Coast oil rig explosion and subsequent oil spill, people were mad - but @BPGlobalPR came to the rescue, providing a much-needed reprieve of humor. The account gained followers very quickly, with Tweets like this gem:

    "If we had a dollar for every complaint about this oil spill, it wouldn't compare to our current fortune. Oil is a lucrative industry!"

    Yep. The fake BP PR Twitter account became a phenomenon - and attracted a lot more followers than the real BP account!

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    Kanye West and his Water Bottle Crisis

    Twitter just wouldn't be the same without some of @kanyewest's nutty ramblings. Like this Tweet, where he has a few words to say about water bottles. Specifically, having to "be responsible" for them. Total meltdown over a water bottle. Don't you have assistants who can take responsibility for your water bottles, Kanye?

    "I hate when I'm on a flight and I wake up with a water bottle next to me like oh great now I gotta be responsible for this water bottle."

    This Tweet earned Kanye "Best Tweet" honors at the 2011 O Music Awards, by the way.

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    Kanye West and his Persian Rugs

    Dear @kanyewest: Sometimes you kinda come off as a little kooky. Your personality is a bit over-the-top, especially on Twitter. Like with this Tweet, where you express concern about Persian rugs. Come ON dude really? Prior to this particular July 2010 Tweet, Kanye was obsessing about goblets. To be fair, he was in the middle of prepping a new music video "portrait" for the song "Power" (which yes, featured goblets, Persian rugs and the like). Maybe he needed the rug for the video?

    Here's the full Tweet:

    "I specifically ordered persian rugs with cherub imagery!!! What do I have to do to get a simple persian rug with cherub imagery uuuuugh"

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