Mina Kimes may just know everything. Yes, she’s a walking encyclopedia when it comes to the NFL, but she’s one of those people that simply knows a lot about a lot of different things. This is why it came as no surprise to see her as the phone-a-friend person on ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.’
Celebrity chef David Chang was the competitor in the episode that aired on Sunday and held onto his phone-a-friend helpline until the $1 million question at the end of the show and rang up his friend Mina.
The question was a history question involving U.S. Presidents: “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.”
The multiple-choice answers were as follows: Ulysses S. Grant, Benjamin Harrison, Chester A. Arthur, and Andrew Johnson.
If I’m being honest, typing this story is the first time I’ve ever heard Chester A. Arthur’s name. I had no clue the man was the 21st President of the United States. You learn something new every day. Thanks a lot, small-town school system.
Anyways, Kimes said that she wasn’t positive, but gave Benjamin Harrison as her answer.
“This is terrifying,” Chang said to Jimmy Kimmel, the show’s host. “Truthfully, I didn’t even know if Benjamin Harrison was a president. Did you know Benjamin Harrison was a president?”
Chang went with Kimes’ answer and won the $1 million which will be donated to hospitality workers in need.
On last night's @MillionaireTV, celebrity chef @DavidChang needed to answer one final question to become the first celebrity winner ever in 20 years. Stumped, he called upon who other than…@MinaKimes!!! For the win. $1M will be donated to hospitality workers in need 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/47RkK3IUoV
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 30, 2020
I wish I could say that I would have guessed Harrison as well, but most definitely wouldn’t have. I would’ve gone with the name I’d literally never heard before – Arthur – and would have been humiliated on television.
Kimes and Chang don’t miss, though.