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Joel McElvain, a tax attorney from Washington, D.C., was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on November 8th, 1999. He walked away with $32,000 after incorrectly answering his $64,000 question.

WWTBAM RunEdit

Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put the following bowling terms in order from the least pins knocked down to the most.
• A: 4-6-7-10 Split • B: 7-10 Split
• C: Strike • D: Gutter Ball

From the 10 contestants, 6 got it right, but Joel (with a time of 4.25 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer D-A-B-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Joel's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
According to a common saying, what can't a leopard change?
• A: Its underpants • B: Its spots
• C: Its evil ways • D: A five-dollar bill


$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which chemical element is found in water?
• A: Zinc • B: Carbon
• C: Oxygen • D: Scotch


$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What color is Big Bird on the children's series 'Sesame Street'?
• A: Yellow • B: Blue
• C: Green • D: Red


$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
When dried, which fruit become raisins?
• A: Apples • B: Kumquats
• C: Grapes • D: Bananas


$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What acronym is commonly used to refer to 'flying saucers'?
• A: HDTV • B: PDA
• C: SUV • D: UFO


$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following body parts are missing from the sculpture titled 'Venus de Milo'?
• A: Legs • B: Ears
• C: Feet • D: Arms


$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What famous king is mentioned in the title of a 1978 Steve Martin song?
• A: King Tat • B: King Tut
• C: King Kong • D: Larry King


$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
What building material is sun-dried bricks of clay?
• A: Concrete • B: Marble
• C: Porcelain • D: Adobe


$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
How many amedments are there in the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution?
• A: 8 • B: 10
• C: 15 • D: 40


$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Where is the historic London Bridge currently located?
• A: Ireland • B: Canterbury
• C: Arizona • D: Colorado


$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
In music, how many whole tones make up an octave?
• A: Six • B: Twelve
• C: Eight • D: Four

ReferencesEdit


Preceded by
John Christensen
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Joel McElvain
Succeeded by
Jeff Siehl

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