Time for the "Shoutout." A corpsbruder is a close comrade or friend. How do you spell corpsbruder? If you think you know it, shout or spell it out. Is it a, b, c or d? You've got three seconds, go!
Answer here is C. Corpsbruder is spelled c, o, r, p, s, b, r, u, d, e, r. That's your answer and that's your shoutout.
Don't feel bad if you missed that. A National Spelling bee champion missed it too. But Carl, how can a champion misspell a word and still be champion? Well, that's because the other student misspelled the word antegrapalos right afterward.
Then, both finalists nailed every word given to them. Didn't matter that they included algenfilalogie, zdruchula, hollaschick. I can barely say them, but Siram Hathwar and Ansun Sujo could spell them.
They went round after round on Thursday night until finally officials at the Scripps National Spelling Bee ran out of words and announced a tie. It was the first time in 52 years that happened. Both of the teenagers walked away with the trophy, $30,000 in cash and thousands more in prizes. I guess each of them could call the other corpsbruder.
Mars, not a warm place. It does not have much atmosphere. It can't hold water. It's a desert with about the same amount of dry land as Earth. Despite all that, thousands of people want to go there. In fact, a company preparing for a Mars mission and potential reality show had no problem finding volunteers even if it meant they'd never come home.
Now, reality TV is going where no man has gone before. Mars.
Just like Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, when they landed on the moon, it was a story that was shared.
Bas Lansdorp is co-founder of the Mars One mission, a nonprofit foundation that hopes to send its own astronauts to the red planet and televise every step of the way.
I compare it more readily to the Olympic Games, where extraordinary people do things that almost nobody else can do, and shared that success with us.
Lansdorp spent nearly a decade researching the mission. Its cost, $6 billion, and Mars One has already partnered with Lockheed Martin, which built 10 spacecrafts for NASA.