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These twins battled each other for 58 words in the final round of a spelling bee

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Nothing like a little friendly competition among brothers. 

On Saturday, twins from Lincoln, Nebraska, found themselves in an epic battle to win the 30th annual Lincoln Public Schools Spelling Bee.

As the Lincoln Star Journal reports, 12 year-olds Eswar and Sankar Ramamurthy found themselves in the final round — but had to go through 58 words before Eswar was eventually declared winner of the LPS Spelling Bee. 

The winning word? Farfalle.

“We have farfalle pasta all the time,” Eswar told the Journal. Looks like all that pasta paid off — Eswar was the first to spell two words correctly in a row. An hour of words like “lapidary” and  “Hanseatic” landed him $ 100 in prize money, a dictionary and thesaurus.  Read more…

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