Excel World Championship Highlights and Other Geek News

(=AVERAGE(IF(A2:A10=”East”,C2:C10)) ::: If you already know this then you are a geek too, so this article may not be up your alley.

In Geek News today, a 15-year-old has wiped out the competition at the Microsoft Excel 2007 World Championships. 15-year-old Rebecca Rickwood of Cambridgeshire, England, racked up a perfect score of 100 per cent following timed tests using Excel 2007. Yes, Of course it is 2011, but Microsoft is still a bit behind the times.

While most kids dream of being a highly paid athlete, pop star or world leader, Rebecca has always wanted to be top of the list of Excelers. Her perfect score and subsequent award has netted her a whopping $5000 in prize money. Hopefully she will go on to win the  Microsoft Excel 2010 World Championships at some point, though many will argue that at 15 she is too old for the sport now and has probably reached her peak.

Rebecca says she perfected her Excel skills by studying at lunchtime and at night at school. She tested negative for doping in the prliminary and post win tests.

In a totally unrelated story ~ A man from Sweden was arrested after it was discovered he was trying to split atoms and build a nuclear reactor in his kitchen. Richard Handl kept radioactive elements radium, americium and uranium in his apartment, but he was arrested only after he had sent a question to Sweden’s Radiation Authority, asking whether what’s he doing is legal.

Keep an eye on your local geek – report anything suspicious.

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