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John Capolongo, a sales auditor from Ronkonkoma, New York, was a contestant on season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on November 20, 1999. He walked away with $1,000 after incorrectly answering his $8,000 question.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put the following geometric shapes in order from the most sides to the fewest sides.
• A: Hexagon • B: Decagon
• C: Octagon • D: Pentagon

From the 10 contestants, 4 got it right, but John (with a time of 3.85 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-C-A-D, making it into the Hot Seat.

John's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
"Mary had a little lamb, its fleece was white as" what?
• A: Paper • B: Pork
• C: Snow • D: Milk

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the title of a popular 50's sitcom, who "knows best"?
• A: Father • B: Eisenhower
• C: Elvis • D: Baby

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the common name for the lumps of ice that fall during some spring and summer thunderstorms?
• A: Hail • B: Snow cones
• C: Icicles • D: Popsicles

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What gas is most commonly used to inflate party balloons so that they rise?
• A: Radon • B: Helium
• C: Argon • D: Unleaded

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following is a popular nickname for the Beatles?
• A: Fab Five • B: Ab Fab
• C: Fab Four • D: Bugaloos

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
On which ship did the first Pilgrims successfully cross the Atlantic in 1620?
• A: Pinta • B: Old Ironsides
• C: Santa Maria • D: Mayflower

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What beverage is named after the football team at the University of Florida, where it was developed?
• A: Mello Yello • B: Gatorade
• C: Yoo-Hoo • D: Dr. Pepper

$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these actresses was not one of television's 'Charlie's Angels'?
• A: Kate Jackson • B: Shelley Hack
• C: Cheryl Tiegs • D: Cheryl Ladd


Preceded by
Stephen Fox
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
John Capolongo
Succeeded by
Matt Marcotte

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