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Mark Megerian, from Rochester, Minnesota, 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 $32,000 question.

He was the first contestant of the November run.

WWTBAM RunEdit

Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Place the following foods in the order in which they were first introduced.
• A: Spam • B: Rice-a-Roni
• C: Hershey's chocolate bars • D: Wonder Bread

From the 10 contestants, 2 got it right, but Mark (with a time of 5.13 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer C-D-A-B, making it into the Hot Seat.

Mark's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
What is cotton candy made of?
• A: Rice • B: Cotton
• C: Sugar • D: Tobacco


$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
In an American hospital, what does the abbreviation 'E.R.' stand for?
• A: Emergency Room • B: Endoplasmic Room
• C: Express Room • D: Excellent Room


$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the well-known proverb, what city was not built in a day?
• A: Timbuktu • B: Venice
• C: Rome • D: Sheboygan


$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What was the last name of the married characters played by Lucy and Desi on 'I Love Lucy'?
• A: Arnaz • B: Ricardo
• C: MacGillicuddy • D: Mertz


$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the largest object in our solar system?
• A: The sun • B: The moon
• C: Jupiter • D: Earth


$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What university does President Clinton's daughter attend?
• A: Columbia • B: Berkeley
• C: Yale • D: Stanford


$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the proper name of a newborn swan?
• A: Duckling • B: Cygnet
• C: Poult • D: Nestling


$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
In the 1997 film "As Good as it Gets", what is the profession of Jack Nicholson's character?
• A: Painter • B: Writer
• C: Doctor • D: Agent


$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following sports do the competitors race in a building called a velodrome?
• A: Luge • B: Cycling
• C: Walking • D: Dog Racing


$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these U.S. state capitals is located at the highest altitude?
• A: Cheyenne • B: Santa Fe
• C: Phoenix • D: Denver

SourcesEdit


Preceded by
Paul Locharernkul
(Aug.)
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Mark Megerian
Succeeded by
John Cuthbertson

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