Degree of Difficulty 8.5
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Sometimes we humans like to do things because there is a challenge involved. We like to go beyond the ordinary ho-hum and reach down deep to experience the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat. I think that even people who might normally shy away from challenges might welcome a chance to see if they can rise to the occasion.
I personally enjoy when things are harder; however, I do have a few exceptions to that rule. I caught a couple of minutes of the National Spelling Bee last night on ESPN. While I applaud the children who took part in this event, this is certainly one challenge that I would let pass me by. You simply have to know your own limitations and spelling is without a doubt one of mine. This was proved by hearing the first five words given to the contestants. I knew one out of five. Congratulations to the children, but I’ll stick to other more interesting feats that I can actually spell.
The winner of this year's spelling bee: Evan M. O'Dorney (13)
Winning Word: Serrefine-a small forceps for clamping a blood vessel
Friday in the News: A team of veterinarians saved five sick pilot whales off Key Largo, Florida, by administering Tums to cure their upset stomachs. The whales developed upset stomachs after a stressful recovery off Key West in April 2003. Scientists from the Marine Mammal Conservancy fed them Tums, as well as Pedialyte to combat dehydration, and the whales quickly recovered. (This story brought to you by the WWDTM daily calendar.)
Happy Birthday Wishes to Gerald Stiller a.k.a. Jerry Stiller. Perhaps best known as the father of George Costanza on Seinfeld, his real life sons is Ben Stiller. Jerry has had an active career in both the New York and Hollywood scene. Want a free mini (4 oz) yogurt? Give us the name of the band that Jerry Stiller did the intro and outro for their DVD R30 Live In Frankfurt.