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    Where are they now: Kids who made headlines edition.

    http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/6831

    Wow sounds like the Kid that Dan Quayle corrected for spelling Potato right messed him up for life. Damn Republicans ;D

    and the Nirvana baby is now 16 doesn't seem like that long ago.

    That Kid: Who Spelled Potato Right (until the VP corrected him)

    The Story: In 1992, Vice President Dan Quayle made a pit stop in Trenton, NJ, where he acted as judge in a 6th grade spelling bee. Unfortunately for Quayle, the cards he’d been handed hadn’t been spell-checked. So when William Figueroa, who’d been bused in for the event, spelled out his word correctly, Quayle told him “You’re close, but you left a little something off. The e on the end.” The press immediately picked up the story, Figueroa appeared on Letterman and Quayle’s reputation as a mental midget was solidified in the public’s mind.
    The Post-Puberty Report: Not good, from what we’ve read. In 2004, a New York Times reporter met up with Figueroa, who’d since dropped out of high school, had his first child by 16, two more by age 24, and was reportedly working a low paying job.


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    Re: Where are they now: Kids who made headlines edition.

    "Garland" wrote:
    http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/6831

    Wow sounds like the Kid that Dan Quayle corrected for spelling Potato right messed him up for life. Damn Republicans ;D

    and the Nirvana baby is now 16 doesn't seem like that long ago.

    That Kid: Who Spelled Potato Right (until the VP corrected him)

    The Story: In 1992, Vice President Dan Quayle made a pit stop in Trenton, NJ, where he acted as judge in a 6th grade spelling bee. Unfortunately for Quayle, the cards he’d been handed hadn’t been spell-checked. So when William Figueroa, who’d been bused in for the event, spelled out his word correctly, Quayle told him “You’re close, but you left a little something off. The e on the end.” The press immediately picked up the story, Figueroa appeared on Letterman and Quayle’s reputation as a mental midget was solidified in the public’s mind.
    The Post-Puberty Report: Not good, from what we’ve read. In 2004, a New York Times reporter met up with Figueroa, who’d since dropped out of high school, had his first child by 16, two more by age 24, and was reportedly working a low paying job.

    And to this day he is still smarter than most politicians.

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    Re: Where are they now: Kids who made headlines edition.

    "Garland" wrote:
    http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/6831

    Wow sounds like the Kid that Dan Quayle corrected for spelling Potato right messed him up for life. Damn Republicans ;D

    and the Nirvana baby is now 16 doesn't seem like that long ago.

    That Kid: Who Spelled Potato Right (until the VP corrected him)

    The Story: In 1992, Vice President Dan Quayle made a pit stop in Trenton, NJ, where he acted as judge in a 6th grade spelling bee. Unfortunately for Quayle, the cards he’d been handed hadn’t been spell-checked. So when William Figueroa, who’d been bused in for the event, spelled out his word correctly, Quayle told him “You’re close, but you left a little something off. The e on the end.” The press immediately picked up the story, Figueroa appeared on Letterman and Quayle’s reputation as a mental midget was solidified in the public’s mind.
    The Post-Puberty Report: Not good, from what we’ve read. In 2004, a New York Times reporter met up with Figueroa, who’d since dropped out of high school, had his first child by 16, two more by age 24, and was reportedly working a low paying job.

    Hopefuly he has started wearing pants.

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    Re: Where are they now: Kids who made headlines edition.

    "Garland" wrote:
    http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/6831

    Wow sounds like the Kid that Dan Quayle corrected for spelling Potato right messed him up for life. gol 'darnit Republicans ;D

    and the Nirvana baby is now 16 doesn't seem like that long ago.

    That Kid: Who Spelled Potato Right (until the VP corrected him)

    The Story: In 1992, Vice President Dan Quayle made a pit stop in Trenton, NJ, where he acted as judge in a 6th grade spelling bee. Unfortunately for Quayle, the cards he’d been handed hadn’t been spell-checked. So when William Figueroa, who’d been bused in for the event, spelled out his word correctly, Quayle told him “You’re close, but you left a little something off. The e on the end.” The press immediately picked up the story, Figueroa appeared on Letterman and Quayle’s reputation as a mental midget was solidified in the public’s mind.
    The Post-Puberty Report: Not good, from what we’ve read. In 2004, a New York Times reporter met up with Figueroa, who’d since dropped out of high school, had his first child by 16, two more by age 24, and was reportedly working a low paying job.

    Poor guy...scarred for life!
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