05/31/2013 10:15 am ET

Here Are The Five Best Moments From The National Spelling Bee

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The nerd’s Super Bowl is upon us. The 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee championships happen tonight, where a dozen middle school students put the rest of us to shame as they spell words we have never heard before.

Since the Spelling Bee had its broadcast debut in 1946, it has had many standout moments. A quick review, mostly to get pumped up for all the spelling action you will soon be viewing.

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