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Trending today: School alters female yearbook pictures; World's most enthusiastic spelling bee contestant

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There may have been a tie at the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday, but 15-year-old Jacob Williamson was the clear favorite on the Internet. His shear enthusiasm for spelling simply captured viewers' hearts (Photo: Twitter/@hworth). There may have been a tie at the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday, but 15-year-old Jacob Williamson was the clear favorite on the Internet. His shear enthusiasm for spelling simply captured viewers' hearts (Photo: Twitter/@hworth).
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While you were sleeping, the Internet never stopped. And it's amazing what the Internet comes up with.

Check out what people are tweeting, sharing and talking about.

Utah school alters female yearbook photos

Some female students at a Utah high school were upset to discover their yearbook pictures were altered to show less skin without their knowledge, FOX13 News reported.

In some pictures, sleeves were added and others had their necklines covered up. One girl's tattoo appears to have been removed from her collar bone.

The students said they also feel upset because it appears the decisions whether to alter the photos or not weren't made consistently.

"I feel like they put names in a hat and pick and choose who," Sophomore Rachel Russel told FOX13 News. "There were plenty of girls that were wearing thicker tank tops and half of them got edited and half of them didn't."

Read the original report here.

Glass cracks below tourists in Chicago skydeck

Alejandro Garibay and his cousins were taking pictures together at Chicago's Willis Tower on Wednesday night. The tower's Skydeck is on the 103rd floor, high above downtown Chicago.

That's when they started hearing a "cracking" noise and noticed the clear floor beneath them was starting to crack!

Officials at the popular tourist attraction said it was the protective coating, which occasionally cracks, and does not affect the "structural integrity" of the ledge.

"Occasionally this happens, but that's because we designed it this way," a spokesperson told the Chicago Sun-Times. "Whatever happened last night is a result of the protective coating doing what it's designed to."

#Spelling Bee ends with a tie; world's most enthusiastic speller

For the first time in 52 years, two spellers were declared co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday.

Sriram Hathwar of Painted Post, New York, and Ansun Sujoe of Fort Worth, Texas, shared the title after a final-round duel in which they nearly exhausted the 25 designated championship words.

They become the fourth co-champions in the bee's 89-year history and the first since 1962.

However, it was 15-year-old Jacob Williamson that was the clear favorite on Twitter. His shear enthusiasm for spelling simply captured viewers' hearts.

"Please give me a word I know," Williamson excitedly told the pronouncer before getting "euripus" on Wednesday.

Jacob replied, "I know it! Greek, right?" and quickly spelled the word correctly.

But he was eliminated Thursday night after shouting with excitement, "I know it, I totally know it!" and then misspelling "kabaragoya."

Despite his loss, watching someone have the time of their lives at the stressful spelling event is quite refreshing. 

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