Jeff Birt faced his million dollar question in the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Tournament of Ten on November 18, 2009. Birt is a firefighter from Louisville, KY. He finished his original game with $100,000 in one minute, 53 seconds.
In the category "Big Words," his million dollar question was:
"Nephelococcygia" is the practice of doing what?
A: Finding shapes in clouds, B: Sleeping with your eyes open C: Breaking glass with your voice D: Swimming in freezing water
The correct answer is A, finding shapes in clouds. While Birt would have guessed the correct answer just like many of the contestants before him, he chose the safe route and walked away with his money. Sam Murray is still the only contestant who has correctly answered his million dollar question, and continues to lead the tournament.