Spelling BeeBefore Ohio teen Anamika Veeraman won the whole thing by spelling "stromuhr," a handful of eccentric-ly hilarious protestors protesters, some dressed in black and yellow bee costumes, picketed outside the National Spelling bee on Friday. Their message? Simplify the words we use the most. You know, instead of "through," let's go with "thru."

If you want to know more about the actual spelling bee (which had its share of controversy) head over to AOL News for a full rundown. But for our money, it's these Bee Partiers ® that stole the show. Watch USA Today's farcical man-on-the-street footage: