Jim Baird, a accountant from Park Ridge, New Jersey, was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on November 7th, 1999. He walked away with $1,000 after incorrectly answering his $4,000 question.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Moving clockwise on a Monopoly board from "Go," put the following railraods in the order they appear.
• A: Pennsylvania • B: Short Line
• C: B & O • D: Reading

From the 8 contestants, 2 got it right, but Jim (with a time of 2.80 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-A-B-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Jim's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
Completed in 1889, the Eiffel Tower is found in which country?
• A: United States • B: France
• C: Mexico • D: Zimbabwe

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these words refers to the stock market when prices are falling?
• A: Snake • B: Bear
• C: Tiger • D: Yak

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What does the "e" stand for in "e-mail"?
• A: Eugene • B: Electron
• C: Exact • D: Electronic

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
The name of what coin also prefers to a size of a pancake?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: Half-penny - 3% • B: Indian nickel - 0%
• C: Quarter - 1% • D: Silver Dollar - 96%

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
During the Cold War, what were the American school children instructed to do during a nuclear attack?
• A: Bop and weave • B: Sit and spin
• C: Duck and cover • D: Stand and deliver

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
In the Harold Gray comic strip "Little Orphan Annie," what is the name of the title character's dog?
• A: Sandy • B: Eddie
• C: Shaggy • D: Snoopy

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
How many teaspoons are in a tablespoon?
• A: Two • B: Four
• C: Three and a half • D: Three


Preceded by
John Cuthbertson
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Jim Baird
Succeeded by
John Christensen

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