Dan Blonsky, a resident of Miami, FL, sat in the Hot Seat from January 16-18, 2000. On his second day, he won $1,000,000, becoming the second person in America to do so. Here is Dan's runthrough.

Fastest Finger First Question Edit

Fastest Finger First
Put the following words in the order that they are said in the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance.
• A: Liberty • B: Flag
• C: Justice • D: Indivisible

Dan answered correcly B-D-A-C in 5.65 seconds and was one of 5 who got the right answer, therefore, making it into the Hot Seat.

Dan's Run to the Million Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What does it mean to receive a 'pink slip' at work?
• A: You're getting promoted • B: You're getting a raise
• C: You're fired • D: You won an office pool

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What do you need to play the tradtional game 'cat's cradle'?
• A: String • B: Dice
• C: Jacks • D: Cards

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What breed of dog is film and TV star Lassie?
• A: St. Bernard • B: Collie
• C: German shepherd • D: Poodle

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
How many cells make up an amoeba?
• A: Three • B: Two
• C: One • D: Zero

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following items are traditionally stored in a humidor to keep them fresh?
• A: Bread • B: Cheese
• C: Wine • D: Cigars

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
'Al dente' is often used to describe a preparation of which of the following foods?
• A: Meat • B: Fish
• C: Pasta • D: Cake

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which New York City building was bombed by terrorists in 1993?
• A: Grand Central Terminal • B: Empire State Building
• C: City Hall • D: World Trade Center

$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
In the film 'Notting Hill', where does Hugh Grant's character work?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Bookstore - 88% • B: Clothing store - 4%
• C: Restaurant - 1% • D: Antique store - 7%

$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Panama borders which of the following countries to connect Central and South America?
• A: Ecuador • B: Venezuela
• C: Nicaragua • D: Colombia

$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
What did the 45-foot-tall 'Hollywood' sign say when it was originally built in 1923?
• A: Hollywood, CA • B: Hello, Hollywood
• C: Hollywoodland • D: Hollywoodville

$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
What comedian was a featured player on both 'In Living Color' and 'Saturday Night Live'?
• A: Keenan Ivory Wayans • B: Jim Carrey
• C: Chris Rock • D: Ellen Cleghorne

$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
What country first granted women the right to vote in national elections in 1971?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Philippines • B: Switzerland
• C: Morocco • D: Hungary

$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
When she used her CB radio in the White House, former first lady Betty Ford went by what handle?
• A: First Mama • B: Gerry's Girl
• C: Columbia • D: Lady Liberty

$500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
In 1974, which celebrity appeared on the first cover of 'People' magazine?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Elizabeth Taylor • B: Jane Fonda
• C: Mary Tyler Moore • D: Mia Forrow
Not knowing the answer, Dan called his friend, Jeff, by using his Phone a Friend lifeline. Jeff said the answer was D: Mia Forrow. Dan went with the advice and won $500,000.

$1,000,000 (15 of 15) - Not Timed
The Earth is approximately how many miles away from the sun?
• A: 9.3 million • B: 39 million
• C: 93 million • D: 193 million
When Dan said "Final answer, C," Regis immediately exclaimed, "Gutsball, my friend! Gutsball all the way. Let me repeat this - is this your final answer?" In reply, Dan said it was his final answer even though the answer was already locked in. This probably indicated Regis was surprised Dan locked in an answer for a million dollar question and he hated to see Dan lose his half-million dollars. But, he didn't. Dan Blonsky was named WWTBAM's second millionaire.