They seem to like medical devices in the high stakes world of spelling championships. Anamika Veeramani, from Cleveland, Ohio, won the Scripps National Spelling Bee this weekend by spelling “Stromuhr,” a rheometer designed to measure the amount and speed of blood flow through an artery.
Don’t feel bad, we had never heard of it before either, and we are supposed to be experts in this stuff. Education never ends…
London Science Museum: Ludwig-type stromuhr, London, England, 1920-1940
Press release: National Spelling Bee: A Spawning Ground for Future Physicians and Obscure Diseases