David is playing for the Southern Smoke Foundation, providing financkal support for front-line restaurant workers. David's "smartest person" is Alan Yang.
$16,000: Used in a famous psychological test, kleksography is the art of making images from what?
A - charcoal
B - pieces of glass
C - letters of the alphabet
D - inkblots
David has no idea so he asks Alan, who says this is a reference to the Rohrshach test, which uses inkblots.
A - Leaning Tower of Pisa
B - Shanghai Tower
C - Birj Khalifa
D - Taj Mahal
David has been there so he knows the answer.
$64,000: A 2019 online article titled "Who's Highest-Paid in Your State?" revealed tht the highest-paid public employee in forty states has what job title?
A - superintendent
B - judge
C - governor
D - coach
David asks why did he give away the 50:50. He reads through the answers, and says that coaches at major state universities get a lot of money.
David's favorite thing to eat is a slice of pizza.
$125,000: In a historic 2020 splashdown, astronauts returned safely to Earth in a reusable SpaceX capsule named for what Peter, Paul & Mary song?
A - Puff the Magic Dragon
B - If I Had a Hammer
C - This Land Is Your Land
D - The Marvelous Toy
David isn't sure, but he knows it isn't C. He thinks B might be a Peter, Paul & Mary song, and he's never heard of D. He's pretty sure that they sang A, but seeing as how this is pretty high-level it might be a trick. He says that Jimmy knows a lot about music so he decides to ask him.
Ask the host results:
Jimmy said that his screen indicated that Elon Musk called it that because people who heard of his idea thought he must be high, and that's what a lot of people thought the song was about.
A - Pizza Hut
B - Denny's
C - KFC
D - Red Lobster
David says if he misses this one shame on him because he lived in Tokyo two different times and celebrated Christmas there.
$500,000: Auctioned for over $3 million in 2014, the most valuable comic book ever sold features Superman on its cover doing what?
A - saluting the American flag
B - breaking free from chains
C - lifting a car over his head
D - sitting on the moon
David is somewhat of a comic book guy but he isn't sure. It could have had anything on the cover. His phone-a-friend won't know it and isn't sure if Alan will know it, but he decides to ask Alan.
Ask the smartest person results:
Jimmy says that if David gets the million, that amount will be doubled. David names the celebrities who have reached this level but none of them even attempted to answer the $1 million question.
$1,000,000: Although he and his wife never touched a light switch for fear of being shocked, who was the first president to have electricity in the White House?
A - Ulysses S. Grant
B - Benjamin Harrison
C - Chester A. Arthur
D - Andrew Johnson
David knows that there was a means of communication using wire during the Civil War, he doesn't know if Harrison was even a president, Arthur doesn't ring a bell either, and Johnson was before electricity. He decided to call Mina Kimes, who works for ESPN.