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Doug Szafran, a resident of Frederick, Maryland, appeared on the August primetime series of Millionaire from August 21, 1999 to August 22, 1999 and won $64,000 for his grand total. He's also famous for entering the fastest qualifying time during the FFF round. Here is Doug's walkthrough.

Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First
Put the following presidents in the order they appear on Mount Rushmore, from left to right.
• A: Jefferson • B: Lincoln
• C: Roosevelt • D: Washington

From the 10 contestants, 4 got it right, but Doug (with a time of 3.45 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-A-C-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Doug's Run to the Million Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the Bible, who ordered Samson's hair to be cut off?
• A: Delilah • B: Salome
• C: Bathsheba • D: Vidal Sassoon


$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
On what article of clothing would you find a "French cuff"?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Trousers - 7% • B: Shorts - 4%
• C: Dress shirts - 86% • D: T-shirts - 3%


$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is not a Chinese culinary delight?
• A: Kung Pao chicken • B: Peking duck
• C: Wonton soup • D: Tempura


$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
The mythical land of "El Dorado" was a place believed to be rich in what?
• A: Gold • B: Silver
• C: Diamonds • D: Cadillacs


$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What branch of the military has its academy in Annapolis?
• A: Army • B: Navy
• C: Air Force • D: Coast Guard


$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Riverdance primarily features the traditonal dances of what country?
• A: Poland • B: France
• C: Ireland • D: Russia


$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following e-mail viruses first appeared in March 1999?
• A: Helen • B: Melissa
• C: Gloria • D: Betty


$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Before becoming a solo artist, Grammy winner Lauryn Hill was a member of what group?
• A: En Vogue • B: The Fugees
• C: The Foo Fighters • D: The Goo Goo Dolls


$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the 1999 World Almanac, a wedding gift for a first anniversary is traditionally made of what material?
• A: Paper • B: Pottery
• C: Bronze • D: Wood


$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Who composed the 1927 musical piece known as "Bolero"?
• A: Tchaikovsky • B: Ravel
• C: Mahler • D: Stravinsky


$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Who is the current president of South Africa?
'Phone a Friend' and '50:50' lifelines used
• A: P.W. Botha • B: Desmond Tutu
• C: Nelson Mandela • D: Thabo Mbeki
Before using the 50:50 lifeline, Doug used his Phone-a-Friend lifeline to call his partner-in-friendship, Jeff, who said the answer was C: Nelson Mandela, but he wasn't that sure. After the 50:50, Doug went against Jeff's advice and won $64k.


$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the number of the main precinct of the television series "NYPD Blue"?
• A: 12th • B: 13th
• C: 15th • D: 52nd
Since Doug never saw the TV show, he walked away with $64,000 because of the money at stake. The right answer was C: 15th.

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