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Paul Locharernkul, a resident of Wyckoff, New Jersey and immigrant from Bangkok, Thailand, appeared on the WWTBAM August primetime series as the last "new" contestant. His appearance was on the last episode, which was aired on August 29, 1999. His total winnings was $32,000, having missed the $125,000, and Paul donated 1/3 of his money, or $10,666.66, to his charity: The Internal Revenue Service. This is how Paul won $32,000.

Fastest Finger First Edit

Fastest Finger First
Place the following romantic novels in the order of when they were published, from the earliest to the most recent.
• A: The Horse Whisperer • B: A Farewell to Arms
• C: Wuthering Heights • D: The Thorn Birds

From the 10 contestants, 6 got the right order, which was C-D-B-A, but Paul, with a time of 5.52 seconds, was the fastest person to correctly answer the FFF question, making it into the Hot Seat.

Paul's Run to the Million Edit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following animals is a symbol of the Democratic Party?
• A: Eagle • B: Elephant
• C: Donkey • D: Skunk


$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the name of the short skirt worn by a ballerina?
• A: Toe shoes • B: Tutu
• C: Muumuu • D: Frou-frou


$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance, how is our nation described?
• A: Undefeatable • B: Inalienable
• C: Indivisible • D: Invisible


$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
A bar mitzvah is a ceremony in what religion?
• A: Judaism • B: Buddhism
• C: Catholicism • D: Islam


$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
In 1989, the Exxon Valdez was responsible for a major oil spill along the coast of what state?
• A: Maine • B: Texas
• C: Florida • D: Alaska


$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
The Japanese wine known as sake is made from the fermentation of what?
• A: Potatoes • B: Rice
• C: Grapes • D: Fish


$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Leonardo da Vinci's painting of the Mona Lisa hangs in which of the following museums?
• A: The Louvre • B: The Tate
• C: The Getty • D: The Prado


$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What color is Tinky Winky, the Teletubby who became the center of a controversy involving Jerry Falwell?
• A: Purple • B: Yellow
• C: Red • D: Green


$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
The best seller "Into Thin Air" depicts a firsthand account of a tragic 1996 expedition on what mountain?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Mount Kilimanjaro - 9% • B: Mount McKinley - 12%
• C: The Matterhorn - 3% • D: Mount Everest - 76%


$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
In what city does the movie "Flashdance" primarily take place?
• A: Newark • B: Chicago
• C: New York • D: Pittsburgh


$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following numbers is the equivalent of 10 to the seventh power?
• A: One million • B: Ten million
• C: One hundred million • D: One billion


$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Jacqueline du Pre was a celebrated player of what musical instrument?
'50:50' and 'Phone a Friend' lifelines used
• A: Piano • B: Violin
• C: Cello • D: Flute
Even after using the 50:50, Paul used his Phone-a-Friend lifeline to call his brother, Peter. He said the answer was D: Flute, and that the flute was all he could think of. Paul then risked everything by going with D: Flute as his final answer, but Paul left with $32,000 because the answer was C: Cello.

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