'Letterman' winks at ND teen who whistles through eye

Sixteen-year-old Ashley Ellison flew to New York City with her parents for a taping of the "Late Show with David Letterman," along with five others who were vying to be on the late night TV show's Stupid Human Tricks segment that aired Tuesday night. But her eye-whistling bit didn't make the cut – the show chose to feature three others.

Well, at least she got a free trip to New York. The "Late Show with David Letterman" paid for Ashley Ellison, 16, of tiny Medora, N.D., to fly to the Big Apple to be a part of the show's Stupid Human Tricks segment on Tuesday night. Ellison's trick: she can make a whistle noise through her eye.

The show taped six people with unusual ... skills. But it only chose three to be on the show that aired Tuesday night, and she wasn't among them.

“It's just me blowing air through my eye,” the girl told the Fargo Forum. “I thought everybody could kind of do it, and I didn't think it was that rare of a thing, but I guess it is.”

Here she is:

Here's the competition:

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