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Not  A Math Wiz on Millionaire When Who Wants To Be A Millionaire first hit the airwaves, there was a qualification procedure that ensured the dummies got sifted out. Behold the result when they got rid of the qualifying process in favor of demographics. Geez...
Tags: Millionaire  math  game  show 
Added: 28th January 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
Bad Millionaire Contestant This woman could benefit from some remedial English grammar and punctuation lessons from me.
Tags: Millionaire  contestant 
Added: 12th May 2009
Views: 1127
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Posted By: Lava1964
Ruth-Gehrig 1927 Barnstorming Tour In the days before major league ballplayers were millionaires, many earned much-needed extra cash by engaging in post-season 'barnstroming tours.' Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig were no exception. Following the 1927 season, the spectacular Yankee duo embarked on a westward tour through cities and towns large and small. They competed with and against local teams in front of huge star-struck crowds. Ruth, the main attraction, got a huge percentage of the gates and pocketed about $70,000 for the tour. Gehrig got a flat $10,000--not bad considering the New York Yankees only paid him $8,000 for the 1927 season.
Tags: Babe  Ruth  Lou  Gehrig  baseball 
Added: 22nd October 2009
Views: 2770
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Posted By: Lava1964
Trivial Pursuit Invented 1982 The idea for Trivial Pursuit was born when Chris Haney and Scott Abbott, two Canadian Press employees, got together for a game of Scrabble in the late 1970s. Their banter turned to ideas for their own game. By the end of the evening, they had come up with the formula that would eventually turn them into millionaires. In order to finance the production of Trivial Pursuit, the two intially sold shares of their creation at $1,000 apiece. Few of their CP colleagues took advantage of the investment chance and thus missed out on becoming millionaires themselves. The quiz-based game hit the market in 1982. By 1984 Trivial Pursuit was a cultural phenomenon. Numerous subsequent editions, both general and specialized, have been marketed since then. Hasbro bought the rights to the game in 2008. Co-creator Haney died in June 2009 at the age of 59.
Tags: Trivial  Pursuit  game 
Added: 29th July 2010
Views: 4073
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Posted By: Lava1964
Inventor of the Pet Rock Passes At 78 Gary Dahl, inventor of the Pet Rock passed at the age or 78 on March 23, 2015. The fad made him a millionaire almost overnight.
Tags: Inventor  of  the  Pet  Rock  Passes  At  78  fad  millionaire  70's  1970's  Christmas  Shopping 
Added: 1st April 2015
Views: 1145
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Posted By: Old Fart
Thom McKee - Tic Tac Dough Champ Navy officer Lt. Thom McKee became a game show superstar in 1980 when he won the staggering sum of $312,700 in cash and prizes as a contestant on Tic Tac Dough, a syndicated quiz show. McKee, age 25, appeared in 46 episodes and played 89 games. He defeated 43 opponents and tied 45 games before losing to Erik Kraepeller. In total, McKee answered 353 questions correctly. During his remarkable undefeated/winning streak, his progress was often reported by mainstream news outlets--which was basically unheard of in 1980. McKee's list of prizes included eight cars (as winners on Tic Tac Dough were awarded a new car for every fifth win), three sailboats, 16 vacations (which he was unable to take), numerous other smaller prizes, and $200,000 in cash. McKee's win was especially noteworthy because most American game shows at the time had either limits on prizes or appearances. McKee discovered the fame is fleeting, however. Shortly after his run on Tic Tac Dough ended, McKee appeared on the short-lived reincarnation of To Tell The Truth. Only one of the three panelists was able to identify him as the real Thom McKee. McKee's record-setting winnings were not surpassed until the initial run of Who Wants to be a Millionaire ushered in the era of enormous game show prizes in 1999.
Tags: Thom  McKee  game  show  winner  Tic  Tac  Dough 
Added: 12th January 2018
Views: 834
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Posted By: Lava1964

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