Million Dollar Questions

Here are twelve million-dollar questions from past episodes of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? We can't offer you any lifelines, and if you get them all right, we're not going to pay you the $13,040,000 (or the 20,000,000 rupees) that these 12 contestants earned. But you have our permission to daydream about what you'd buy with that money for the rest of the day.

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On November 19, 1999, John Carpenter became the first $1,000,000 winner by correctly answering this question:

Which of these U.S. Presidents appeared on the television series Laugh-In?
Lyndon Johnson
Jimmy Carter
Richard Nixon
Gerald Ford
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On May 8, 2003, Nancy Christy won $1,000,000 by correctly answering this question:

Who did artist Grant Wood use as the model for the farmer in his classic painting American Gothic?
Traveling salesman
His dentist
Local sheriff
His butcher
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On February 18, 2003, Kevin Smith won $1,000,000 by correctly answering this question:

The U.S. icon "Uncle Sam" was based on Samuel Wilson, who worked during the War of 1812 as a what?
Meat inspector
Historian
Mail deliverer
Weapons mechanic
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On September 7, 2001, Ed Toutant won $1,860,000 by correctly answering this question:

During World War II, U.S. soldiers used the first commercial aerosol cans to hold what?
Cleaning fluid
Insecticide
Antiseptic
Shaving cream
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On April 15, 2001, Bernie Cullen won $1,000,000 by correctly answering this question:

What letter must appear at the beginning of the registration number of all non-military aircraft in the U.S.?
N
U
A
L
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On April 10, 2001, Kevin Olmstead won $2,180,000 by correctly answering this question:

Who is credited with inventing the first mass-produced helicopter?
Igor Sikorsky
Ferdinand von Zeppelin
Elmer Sperry
Gottlieb Daimler
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On July 11, 2000, David Goodman won $1,000,000 by correctly answering this question:

In the children's book series, where is Paddington Bear originally from?
India
Canada
Peru
Iceland
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On July 6, 2000, Kim Hunt won $1,000,000 by correctly answering this question:

Which of the following landlocked countries is entirely contained within another country?
Lesotho
Mongolia
Burkina Faso
Luxembourg
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On June 13, 2000, Bob House won $1,000,000 by correctly answering this question:

Which of the following men does not have a chemical element named after him?
Albert Einstein
Isaac Newton
Niels Bohr
Enrico Fermi
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On March 23, 2000, Joe Trela won $1,000,000 by correctly answering this question:

Which insect shorted out an early supercomputer and inspired the term "computer bug"?
Moth
Fly
Roach
Japanese Beetle
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On January 18, 2000, Dan Blonsky won $1,000,000 by correctly answering this question:

The Earth is approximately how many miles away from the Sun?
9.3 million
93 million
39 million
193 million
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In the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, Jamal Malik won 20,000,000 rupees by correctly answering this question:

In Alexander Dumas' book, The Three Musketeers, two of the Musketeers are called Athos and Porthos. What was the name of the third Musketeer?
Aramis
D'Artagnan
Cardinal Richelieu
Planchet