Tsuyoshi Shinjō (Japanese: 新庄剛志), a professional baseball player appeared as a celebrity contestant on Quiz $ Millionaire on January 2, 2004 and won the ¥10,000,000 top prize.

He had prepared for the show by writing the letters A through D on four sides of a pencil. During the final question, he rolled the pencil on his palm, and it turned up C. Then he rolled the pencil on the floor, and it turned up C again. He went for the answer C that was right, and won the top prize.

Tsuyoshi Shinjō's Run (partial) Edit

¥1,500,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
Where is the place where the hero Nero 's life ended in the animation "Dog of Flanders"?
• A: School • B: Church
• C: Snow mountain • D: Hospital
¥2,500,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which is the real name of "case" that marks a seal on a climax in the period drama "Mitokōmon"?
• A: Kondō Kaku Saburō • B: Atsumi Kakunoshin
• C: Sasaki Kaku Tarō • D: Saitō Kaku Saemon
¥5,000,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
Which is the largest reason why the JAF Road Service was launched in FY2002?
• A: Gas deficiency • B: Key confinement
• C: Puncture of tires • D: Battery rising
¥7,500,000 (14 of 15) - Not Timed
Which is the correct break of the word "cholesterol" originally derived from Greek?
• A: Cho-lesterol • B: Chole-sterol
• C: Choles-terol • D: Choleste-rol
¥10,000,000 (15 of 15) - Not Timed
What is the age of Taro Urashima, the protagonist of the old tale "Urashima Taro" written in "Otogisuko"?
• A: 12 to 3 years old • B: 17 to 8 years old
• C: 24 to 5 years old • D: 31 to 2 years old

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