Wordplay

Anamika Veeramani Wins National Spelling Bee by Spelling Stromuhr

We have a winner! Anamika Veeramani, 14, was crowned champion of the 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee on Friday upon successfully spelling "juvia'' and "stromuhr." She battled it out in the final round with Shantanu Srivatsa of North Dakota. Along with a big, fat trophy, her victory earns her a $30,000 cash prize. "I'm really, really happy. This is one of the best moments of my life," she said. A stromuhr, in case you were wondering, is an instrument designed to measure blood flow, and the flow of other viscous substances.