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David Fite, a resident of San Antonio, TX, appeared on the primetime version of Millionaire from January 9-10, 2000. He became the 2nd $500,000 winner on his second appearance and was famous for using his Ask the Audience on the $100 question only to save the other two lifelines for the $500,000 and $1,000,000 questions. How odd was that? Here is David's run to $500,000. Please enjoy.

Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First
Put the following measurements of length in order from longest to shortest.
• A: Hand • B: Furlong
• C: Mile • D: Fathom

From the 8 contestants, 3 got the right order, which was C-B-D-A. However, David, with a time of 4.67 seconds, made it into the Hot Seat.

David's Run to the Million Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What comes after "Duck, Duck" in a title of a popular children's game?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Duck - 15% • B: Parrot - 5%
• C: Goose - 79% • D: Monkey - 1%


$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the 19th century proverb, "the way to a man's heart is through his" what?
• A: Head • B: Ears
• C: Stomach • D: Ribcage


$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the catchphrase of a classic TV show, why should you "smile"?
• A: You're on Candid Camera • B: You're on 60 minutes
• C: You're on The Monkees • D: You're on fire


$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
On which of the following documents would you find the words "summa cum laude"?
• A: Birth certificate • B: College diploma
• C: Marriage license • D: Parking ticket


$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail are the sisters of what famous literary figure?
• A: Peter Rabbit • B: Benjamin Bunny
• C: Bugs Bunny • D: Easter Bunny


$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What popular singer is known to her fans as "The Divine Miss M"?
• A: Madonna • B: Barbara Mandrell
• C: Rita Moreno • D: Bette Midler


$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
The 1983 film "National Lampoon's Vacation" featured the family Griswold on their way to what fun park?
• A: Dollywood • B: Wally World
• C: Disney World • D: Water World


$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the anatomical term for the breastbone?
• A: Sternum • B: Scapula
• C: Clavicle • D: Femur


$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
What former vice president killed Alexander Hamilton in a gun duel?
• A: John Adams • B: Thomas Jefferson
• C: Aaron Burr • D: George Clinton


$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which classic arcade game featured ghost characters nicknamed Inky, Blinky and Clyde?
• A: Pac-Man • B: Donkey Kong
• C: Space Invaders • D: Pong


$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
How many U.S. states border California?
• A: 1 • B: 2
• C: 3 • D: 4


$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following does the "c" represent in the equation E = mc2?
• A: Volume • B: Mass
• C: Speed of light • D: Gravitational pull


$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
What painter's later works depicted the sands and adobes of New Mexico, where she made her home?
• A: Georgia O'Keeffe • B: Maya Lin
• C: Vanessa Bell • D: Mary Cassatt


$500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following philosophers taught Alexander the Great when he was a teenager?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Socrates • B: Aristotle
• C: Pythagoras • D: Plato


$1,000,000 (15 of 15) - Not Timed
In what language was Anne Frank's original diary first published?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: Dutch • B: English
• C: French • D: German
Not sure of the answer, David used his Phone a Friend lifeline to call his mom, Jean. She said that the answer was D: German because Anne was hidden in by "those people in Holland". Still unsure, David walked with $500,000. The right answer was A: Dutch. If David had to go for the million, he would not have taken his mom's advice and went with C: French, which would drop him back to $32,000. So, walking away was a smart move.

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