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Kevin Olmstead, a resident of Ann Arbor, Michigan, appeared on the WWTBAM primetime show from April 6-7, 2001. He is best known for winning $2,180,000, which was the largest amount of money won in the history of USA WWTBAM. Here is Kevin's runthrough.

Kevin's Run to the Million Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
A common request found on rented videotapes reads "Please be kind", what?
• A: Fast-forward • B: Rewind
• C: Pause • D: Don't eat the tapes


$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
In order to hail a taxicab in the U.S., it is customary to stand at the curb and do what?
• A: Stomp feet • B: Applaud
• C: Raise arm • D: Weep


$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
Dams are used to contain which of the following?
• A: Insects • B: Water
• C: Nuclear waste • D: Butterscotch pudding


$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these words is pronounced with a hard "g"?
• A: Go • B: General
• C: Beige • D: Eight


$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
An igloo is traditionally built in what shape?
• A: Dome • B: Cone
• C: Pyramid • D: Cylinder


$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
By definition, the study of sound is called what?
• A: Grammar • B: Anthropology
• C: Acoustics • D: Linguistics


$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
In the TV sitcom "Alice", where does the title character work?
• A: TV studio • B: Hair salon
• C: Elementary school • D: Diner


$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Who settled and became the first governor of the Utah Territory?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Brigham Young - 65% • B: Alfred Cumming - 8%
• C: Wilford Woodruff - 7% • D: Joseph Smith - 20%


$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Halifax is the capital of what Canadian province?
• A: Ontario • B: Nova Scotia
• C: Alberta • D: Newfoundland


$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
What comic strip character has the same first name as its creator?
• A: Dilbert • B: Hagar
• C: Cathy • D: Calvin


$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following trees is not considered a conifer?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Pine • B: Cedar
• C: Cypress • D: Beech


$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
In the 1950s and 1960s, Quincy Jones directed orchestras for which of these crooners?
• A: Frank Sinatra • B: Jerry Vale
• C: Bing Crosby • D: Perry Como


$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
What writer collaborated with photographer Walker Evans on the 1941 book "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men"?
'Phone a Friend' lifeline used
• A: John Dos Passos • B: John Steinbeck
• C: James Agee • D: Upton Sinclair
Using his Phone a Friend lifeline, Kevin called Eric, a library archivist. He said the answer was C: James Agee. With 14 seconds on the PAF clock, Kevin said, "C, Final Answer," and won $250,000.


$500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
The Earth's circumference at the Equator is approximately how many miles?
• A: 18,500 • B: 24,900
• C: 32,700 • D: 41,400


$2,180,000 (15 of 15) - Not Timed
Who is credited with inventing the first mass-produced helicopter?
• A: Igor Sikorsky • B: Elmer Sperry
• C: Ferdinand von Zeppelin • D: Gottlieb Daimler
When the question and answers appeared, Kevin said with excited breaths, "I know this. It was the Sikorsky helicopter. So, I'm gonna make A: Igor Sikorsky my final answer." As a result, he won $2,180,000.