Bengt Pederson is a software tester from Durham, North Carolina. He appeared as a contestant on Super Millionaire and won $100,000 after incorrectly answering his $500,000 question.

Super Millionaire RunEdit

Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put these hit pop songs in the order they were first released, starting with the earlist.
• A: The Boy Is Mine • B: Crazy in Love
• C: Jack and Diane • D: Nothing Compares 2 U
3 of the 9 contestants got the correct order: C-D-A-B, but Bengt Pederson did it in the fastest time with 4.20 seconds.

Bengt's Run to the MillionEdit

$1,000 (1 of 15) - Not timed
What animal makes a high-pitched cackling noise that is often referred to as "laughing"?
• A: Tasmanian devil • B: Spotted hyena
• C: Three-toed sloth • D: Fran Drescher

$2,000 (2 of 15) - Not timed
What beloved TV personality's cardigan sweater is on display at the Smithsonian?
• A: Johnny Carson • B: Mister Rogers
• C: Walter Cronkite • D: Ed Sullivan

$3,000 (3 of 15) - Not timed
Which of the following is not currently a variety of M&M's candy?
• A: Peanut • B: Almond
• C: Raisin • D: Peanut Butter

$4,000 (4 of 15) - Not timed
By definition, a megalomaniac suffers from which of these psychological conditions?
• A: Fear of intimacy • B: Delusions of grandeur
• C: Low self-esteem • D: Separation anxiety

$5,000 (5 of 15) - Not timed
In the "Harry Potter" book series, wizards refer to non-magical humans as what?
• A: Bludgers • B: Parselmouths
• C: Dementors • D: Muggles

$10,000 (6 of 15) - Not timed
In a standard game of poker, which of these hands is the best?
"Ask the Audience" lifeline used.
• A: Full house • B: Four of a kind
• C: Straight flush • D: Two pair
Ask the Audience Results: A: 8% • B: 21% • C: 67% • D: 4%
Bengt had a hunch, but he was not exactly sure, so he asked the audience. The majority, 67%, went for C: Straight flush. Bength decided to go with them, and they were right.

$20,000 (7 of 15) - Not timed
The fastest-spreading virus in Internet history, which was released in January 2004, is named what?
• A: EndGame • B: MyDoom
• C: GoodNight • D: TakeDown

$30,000 (8 of 15) - Not timed
Alecia Moore is the real name of what "missundaztood" pop singer?
• A: Shakira • B: Pink
• C: Dido • D: Ashanti

$50,000 (9 of 15) - Not timed
In the Shakespeare quotation "Wherefore art thou Romeo?" what does the word "wherefore" mean?
"Phone-A-Friend" lifeline used.
• A: Who • B: What
• C: Why • D: How
Bengt decided to call his friend Rob, who was positive it was C: Why. Bengt went with Rob and got it correct.

$100,000 (10 of 15) - Not timed
When in office, what U.S. president was blinded in one eye after a boxing accident?
"50:50" lifeline used.
• A: Theodore Roosevelt • B: Herbert Hoover
• C: Ulysses S. Grant • D: Andrew Jackson
A: Theodore Roosevelt made the most sense to Bengt, but he was not sure enough, so he used his 50:50, which left him with A and D. In the end, he went for A, which was correct.

$500,000 (11 of 15) - Not timed
Which of these metallic element is the most abundant metal in the Earth's crust?
"Double Dip" lifeline used.
• A: Iron • B: Lead
• C: Sodium • D: Aluminum
Bengt was sure it was not Aluminum or Lead, so he used his Double Dip. His first answer was A: Iron, but it was not that. After some thinking, he went for C: Sodium, but that was wrong too. The correct answer was D: Aluminum.
Preceded by
Dede Bradley
Super Millionaire contestants
Bengt Pederson
Succeeded by
Clinton Smith