Ananova: Boy, 9, learns to spell 310-letter word
A nine-year-old US boy surprised his teacher when he correctly spelt out a 310-letter word in class.
Aaron Zweig was challenged to learn the word by his teacher at his school in Randolph, New Jersey, but she didn't expect him to succeed.
Teacher Ruth Kalata told the Randoph Recorder: "I told him he should come back to me when he had learned the word, thinking he never would.
"But two weeks later he was back and spelled it in front of my class. It was really a joke to challenge him, but he thrives on challenges like that."
The 310-letter word is too long to reproduce here but it starts: "Ornicopy..." and finishes: "ulinaniac".
It was apparently used by medieval scribes to refer to someone who practices divination or forecasting by means of phenomena, interpretation of acts or various other manifestations.