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There are millions of tweets written every day. Benzinga sifts through the maelstrom of information to find the ten best tweets of the day that are either informative, insightful or just down right comical.

1. Alberto Nardelli

Electionista's Alberto Nardelli (@AlbertoNardelli) tweeted an awesome fact that is clearly befitting of the number 1 spot in today's top tweets. Despite the best efforts of society, renewable energy was actually a lower percentage of total energy in 2011 than in 1971.

2. David Wessel

The Wall Street Journal's David Wessel (@davidmwessel) tweeted this morning following the news that Paulson and Co. is acquiring Steinway Musical Instruments (NYSE: LVB) for $40 per share. However, shares traded over $41 Wednesday morning as the market priced in the chance of a higher counter-offer coming.

3. Walt Mossberg

AllThingsD's Walt Mossberg (@waltmossberg) tweeted this morning that Blackberry (NASDAQ: BBRY) could be a takeover target solely due to its patents.

4. Joseph Weisenthal

Business Insider's Joseph Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) tweeted out an article this morning highlighting the fact that the situation in Fuksihima, Japan has not improved more than two years after the nuclear power plants leaked.

5. Scott Bleier

Create Capital's Scott Bleier (@CreateCapital) tweeted this morning after Carl Icahn disclosed a new stake in Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL).

6. Jamie McGeever

Reuters' Jamie McGeever (@ReutersJamie) tweeted a quote from Janet Yellen that speaks for itself. Yellen is one of the leading candidates to become the next Fed Chariman, replacing Ben Bernanke.

7. Steve Collins

Steve Collins (@TradeDesk_Steve) tweeted out this morning following the escalation of the conflict in Egypt. Reports circulated that hundreds have been injured in clashes today and some casualties have been reported.

8. Russian Market

Following up on Egypt, Russian Market (@russian_market) tweeted an interesting photo and wonders if, and when, the U.S. will declare the conflict in Egypt a civil war.

9. Paul R. La Monica

CNNMoney's Paul R. La Monica (@LaMonicaBuzz) tweeted out a funny little pun following Cree's (NASDAQ: CREE) poor earnings and guidance.

10. Limerick King

And to wrap it up, a limerick from Limerick King (@TheLimerick King).

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