20/10/2011 14:37 BST | Updated 20/12/2011 10:12 GMT

Colonel Gaddafi Dead: Twitter's Top 5 Bad Taste Gaddafi Tweets

On a hugely historic day, you can always rely on the power of Twitter to produce the lighter side of a serious news story.

And the death of former Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi proved that some things never change. Twitter sparked into life at the news of Gaddafi (or Gadaffi') being shot and apparently killed in his home town of Sirte.

While there were thousands of tweets about the breaking news, others looked at the story with a slightly more humourous attitude.

Here are the top 5 'bad taste' Gaddafi tweets: