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Dan Demars, a resident of Norwich, Vermont, appeared on the primetime version of WWTBAM on February 20, 2000 and won $250,000 for his grand total. Here is Dan's runthrough.

Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First
Put these heads of state in order of when they took office, starting with the earliest.
• A: Yuri Andropov • B: Vladimir Putin
• C: Konstantin Chernenko • D: Boris Yeltsin

From the 8 contestants, only Dan (with a time of 5.43 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer A-C-D-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Dan's Run to the Million Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
An adult Dalmatian dog is best know for what type of markings?
• A: Spots • B: Triangles
• C: Stripes • D: Stars


$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
According to a well-known phrase, where shouldn't you put all your eggs?
• A: In one pocketbook • B: In one knapsack
• C: In one basket • D: In one omelette


$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is the name of the process the human body uses to cool itself?
• A: Vindication • B: Condemnation
• C: Aggravation • D: Perspiration


$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What branch of the U.S. military has an elite fighting force called SEALs?
• A: Army • B: Navy
• C: Air Force • D: Marines


$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following U.S. Presidents operated a peanut business?
• A: Jimmy Carter • B: Lyndon Johnson
• C: Ronald Reagan • D: Richard Nixon


$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What ingredient gives guacamole its green color?
• A: Tomato • B: Avocado
• C: Zucchini • D: Onion


$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the "Guinness Book of Records," where can you find the tallest tree currently standing?
• A: Vermont • B: Maine
• C: California • D: Washington


$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Who left the TV news program "20/20" in September 1999, after 21 years as the show's co-anchor?
• A: Hugh Downs • B: Sam Donaldson
• C: Diane Sawyer • D: Barbara Walters


$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
In the 1972 movie "Deliverance", how many friends start out on the canoeing trip?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: 2 - 0% • B: 3 - 18%
• C: 4 - 60% • D: 5 - 22%


$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Traditionally a "fob" is a chain attached to what kind of item?
• A: Scarf • B: Pocket watch
• C: Wallet • D: Eyeglasses


$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Who was the second president to be killed by an assassin while in office?
• A: Abraham Lincoln • B: Andrew Johnson
• C: John Tyler • D: James A. Garfield


$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these musical pieces takes its title from a line in Shakespeare's play "Othello"?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Night on Bald Mountain • B: Rite of Spring
• C: Pomp and Circumstance • D: Ode to Joy


$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
In Scandinavian mythology, what is the home of warriors who are slain in battle?
• A: Nirvana • B: Olympus
• C: Limbo • D: Valhalla


$500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name of the Earth's current geological period?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Permian • B: Quaternary
• C: Tertiary • D: Cretacious
After the choices came up, Dan used his Phone-a-Friend lifeline to call Carl, a friend of Dan's. He said the answer was B: Quaternary, but he wasn't so sure. After the 30 seconds wiped away, Dan took the $250,000 and ran. If he followed Carl's advice, he would've won a half million. The right answer was B: Quaternary.