May 9, 2017

Chicken nugget tweet breaks Twitter record

A tweet from a teenager asking a US fast food chain for a year's supply of chicken nuggets has become the most retweeted ever. Carter Wilkerson's plea broke Ellen DeGeneres' record when he passed 3,490,249 retweets on Tuesday. On 5 April, the 16-year-old from Reno, Nevada, tweeted Wendy's asking how many retweets he would need to get a year's free supply of chicken nuggets. The tweet quickly went viral, reaching 1 million retweets in two days. Ms DeGeneres brought up the challenge to her record on her talk show a week after Mr Wilkerson's initial plea, when his message had reached 2.6 million retweets.

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