Helga Toriello, from Grand Rapids, Michigan, appeared on the U.S. version of the show on February 16, 2001. She walked away with $125,000. She was playing for $1,940,000.

WWTBAM Run

Fastest Finger Question

Fastest Finger Question
Put these major European cities in geographical order, starting in the north.
• A: Helsinki • B: Lisbon
• C: Amsterdam • D: Venice
The correct answer was A-C-D-B. Out of 9 contestants, 3 got it right. Helga was the fastest in 4.95 seconds.

Helga’s Run to $1,940,000

$100 (1 of 15) - Not Timed
When you clearly declare your intentions, it is said you lay your what on the table?
• A: Feet • B: Cards
• C: Napkin • D: False teeth
$200 (2 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following items would most effectively get sand out of a carpet?
• A: Plunger • B: Mop
• C: Vacuum cleaner • D: Hacksaw
$300 (3 of 15) - Not Timed
During what part of the day does a person experience the dawn?
• A: Sunrise • B: Afternoon
• C: Midnight • D: Dish cleaning time
$500 (4 of 15) - Not Timed
On a bicycle, the spokes are part of what?
• A: Handlebars • B: Brakes
• C: Wheels • D: Seat
$1,000 (5 of 15) - Not Timed
An ancient military machine designed to hurl large objects is called what?
• A: Crossbow • B: Lariat
• C: Bolo • D: Catapult
$2,000 (6 of 15) - Not Timed
In what Olympic event would a competitor attempt a "Hamill camel"?
• A: Diving • B: Figure skating
• C: Gymnastics • D: Ski jumping
$4,000 (7 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of these movie characters travels through time in a quest to get his 'mojo' back from Dr. Evil?
“Ask the Audience” lifeline used.
• A: Austin Powers • B: Dick Tracy
• C: Roger Rabbit • D: Ace Ventura
Ask the Audience Results: A: 84% • B: 5% • C: 5% • D: 6%
$8,000 (8 of 15) - Not Timed
Arlington National Cemetery is located in what U.S. state?
• A: Maryland • B: Delaware
• C: Virginia • D: Pennsylvania
$16,000 (9 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following articles of clothing is most often made from neoprene?
• A: Wetsuit • B: Sports jacket
• C: Socks • D: Hard hat
$32,000 (10 of 15) - Not Timed
A dark natural glass formed by quickly cooling volcanic lava is called what?
• A: Obsidian • B: Granite
• C: Quartz • D: Shale
$64,000 (11 of 15) - Not Timed
North Korea and South Korea are divided by what line of latitude?
• A: 54th • B: 38th
• C: 29th • D: 15th
$125,000 (12 of 15) - Not Timed
Which of the following novels was not originally published in serial form?
”50:50” and “Phone-a-Friend” lifelines used.
• A: The Green Mile • B: Oliver Twist
• C: The Bonfire of the Vanities • D: Valley of the Dolls
Helga decides to use the 50:50. She then decides to call her husband Dee, who is 100% it is D:Valley of the Dolls, Helga goes with him and wins $125,000.
$250,000 (13 of 15) - Not Timed
What bird is the official state bird of 7 different U.S. states?
• A: Robin • B: Bluebird
• C: Cardinal • D: Meadowlark
Helga doesn’t know, so she walks away. She would have guess Robin which would have cost her $93,000. The correct answer is C: Cardinal.

Total Prize Money: $125,000

Preceded by
Tony D'Alesandro
U.S. Contestant (Season 1)
Hela Toriello
Succeeded by
Arthur O'Leary
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