David Honea, a student and marathon runner from Raleigh, North Carolina, was a contestant on season 1 of the primetime U.S. version of the show on August 18th-19th, 29th, 1999. After originally winning only $32,000 due to a bad question, he was invited back to the show and he would eventually walk away with $125,000.
David decided to use his 50:50, eliminating B and C. He then decided to Ask the Audience, giving A Creel 66% and A Hip Box 32%. He then decided to phone his father-in-law Ed, who does not know, but thought it was a Hip Box. Finally, he decided to go with Creel, and won $32,000.
$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following Great Lakes is the largest in area?
• A: Lake Huron
• B: Lake Michigan
• C: Lake Ontario
• D: Lake Erie
Originally, David was deemed to have given the wrong answer, having to walk away with $32,000. However, after his run was over, he decided to ask the producers to recheck the question, and they found out that Lake Michigan is larger in volume than Lake Huron, but not in area, meaning that David's original answer was correct.
Therefore, the show reawarded him the $64,000 he would have won, and invited him to come back on August 29th, the last day of the show's original run, to continue his game starting from the $125,000 question (and with no lifelines, as he had used them up earlier in his original run).
$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which was the last horse to win the Triple Crown?
• A: Affirmed
• B: Seattle Slew
• C: Secretariat
• D: Citation
$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
Approximately how much saliva does the average human adult produce each day?
• A: Half-Pint
• B: Pint
• C: Gallon
• D: Quart
"You know, I run with some people that spit a lot, but it's never all in one place!" He thought that a Gallon is too much, and Half-Pint does not seem like enough. He then decided to walk away with $125,000, and would guess Quart. The correct answer was indeed D: Quart.