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Best of the Spelling Bee

We look back at some of the best moments in the history of the National Spelling Bee.

Updated: May 27, 2014, 12:32 PM ET
By D'Arcy Maine | espnW.com

With another Scripps National Spelling Bee -- and a fresh new batch of young contestants -- upon us, we decided to take a look back at some of the best moments from previous years.

Sameer Mishra | 2008

Eighth-grader Sameer Mishra inadvertently heard his assigned word "numnah" as ... "numbnut," like every middle-school boy probably would. His shocked expression, followed by his extreme relief, makes for a hilarious 75 seconds.

Katie ...

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