July 25, 2011 at 3:30 pm Leave a comment

Next time you’re watching the National Spelling Bee, keep an eye on the kids’ necks. That’s how you’ll find the dopers. Listen to this short story from WYPR’s The Signal about abuse of performance-enhancing thyroid stimulant hormone among pre-teen spellers. (Don’t worry it’s fictional…so far.)

Photo via Howard County Library System on Flickr.


Entry filed under: Humor and whimsy, Public radio, WTF.

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