Every year, 285 of the best spellers from around the world converge on Washington D.C. to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Televised by ESPN, this competition is a huge deal for any young logophile as the winner is awarded $40,000, a savings bond, and a lifetime membership to Britannica Online. Unfortunately, some competitors can't handle the pressure and find themselves misspelling a word when everything is on the line. When this happens, you can either hang your head in defeat or go out in a blaze of glory like 13-year-old Jack Pasche did in 2012. Only a truly idiosyncratic person would think to spell "idiosyncratically" like that.