Paul McCallon, a freelance computer consultant from Colorado Springs, Colorado, was a contestant on Season 1 of the U.S. version of the show on August 10, 2000. He walked away with $125,000.


Fastest Finger QuestionEdit

Fastest Finger Question
Put these events in world history in chronological order, starting with the earliest.
• A: India gets independence • B: Caesar conquers Gaul
• C: Soviet Union disbands • D: Marco Polo visits China

From the 9 remaining contestants, 5 got it right, but Paul (with a time of 4.89 seconds) was the fastest to correctly answer B-D-A-C, making it into the Hot Seat.

Paul's Run to the MillionEdit

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
If you dress elegantly, you are said to be "putting on the" what?
• A: Saltines • B: Nabisco
• C: Ritz • D: Potato sack

$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following things would a person most likely to use for relief during a summer heatwave?
• A: Down jacket • B: Air conditioner
• C: Electric blanket • D: Flame thrower

$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
According to the popular children's song "Bingo," what kind of animal is Bingo?
• A: Dog • B: Cat
• C: Lizard • D: Gambler

$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the most common source of natural rubber?
• A: Trees • B: Animal hooves
• C: Oil • D: Clay

$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
What method is used to keep a company's internal computer network secure from public scrutiny?
• A: Proxy server • B: Ethernet
• C: DSL line • D: Fire wall

$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
What performer won a 1998 Grammy for his album "The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000"?
• A: Billy Crystal • B: Mel Brooks
• C: Jackie Mason • D: Rodney Dangerfield

$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
What part of the horseradish plant is used to make the condiment of the same name?
'Phone-A-Friend' lifeline used
• A: Leaves • B: Stalk
• C: Flower • D: Root
Paul didn't know, however he had an idea, but he decided to call Barbara for help. Barbara was almost sure it was a root, Paul's thought was the same, he went with his mother and won $4,000.

$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
The fans of what talk show host call themselves "Dittoheads"?
• A: Don Imus • B: Larry Elder
• C: Rush Limbaugh • D: Art Bell

$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
On what continent would you find the Nubian Desert?
'Ask the Audience' lifeline used
• A: South America • B: Australia
• C: Asia • D: Africa
Ask the Audience Results: A: 7% • B: 15% • C: 7% • D: 71%
Paul used the Ask the Audience with the majority saying it's Africa. He went with the audience and won $16,000.

$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these characters from "The Simpsons" is not named for a member of creator Matt Groening's family?
'50:50' lifeline used
• A: Homer • B: Bart
• C: Maggie • D: Lisa

$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Who was President of the United States between Grover Cleveland's two nonconsecutive terms?
• A: Benjamin Harrison • B: William McKinley
• C: Rutherford B. Hayes • D: Chester Alan Arthur

$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these characters is still alive at the end of Shakespeare's play "Hamlet"?
• A: Laertes • B: Horatio
• C: Ophelia • D: Hamlet

$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
What was Elvis Presley's military rank upon his discharge from the Army?
• A: Private First Class • B: Corporal
• C: Buck Sergeant • D: Staff Sergeant
He decided to walk away with $125,000 since he had no idea. His guess though would've been A. He would've been wrong as the answer was C: Buck Sergeant.


Preceded by
Steven Ponall
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Paul McCallon
Succeeded by
David Wright

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