10 facts about the Scripps National Spelling Bee

The 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee begins Tuesday, May 30, and what follows is three long days of intense competition.

Even though the competition has been around for nearly a century, some may not know why it's called a "bee,"  what kind of words do participants have to spell, when was it first televised or how old the kids are who participate?

Watch the video above for 10 interesting facts about the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

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