Arts & Entertainment

Boy winning spelling bee

96th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee Ended in a Sudden, Rapid-Spelling Tiebreaker

Source: USA Today

What does it take to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee? Nearly 250 students from all 50 states found out in a competition that lasted three days, covered fourteen rounds, and ended in a rapid spelling tiebreaker, with the winner spelling 30 words in only 90 seconds!

Grassy area with a castle perched on a large ceramic urn

The Visual Illusions that Reveal How Our Minds Work

Source: Psychology Today

Disney is known for creating magical effects on-screen, but did you know they also use tricks and deception in their theme parks, too? This article discusses a few of the ways Disney–and other theme parks and entertainment venues–use optical illusions to create magical effects in real life.

Red curtain on theater stage

Billie Eilish & Finneas, Ludwig Göransson and More Record-Setters at 2024 Oscars

Source: Billboard

When the Academy Awards were held on March 10, 2024, Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell set a record by becoming the youngest people ever to win two Academy Awards. That’s an impressive achievement, but it wasn’t the only record set that night. Read about other records in this article.