Turkey hosted its first non-speaking person on Who Wants to be a Millionaire this week, and 27 year old Ummu Gulsum Genc walked away with a total of TL 125,000 in winnings after correctly answering 10 questions.
Genc lost the capacity to speak after suffering an inflammatory disease when she was four. This did not hold her back as she also has a degree in environmental engineering.
Back in 1999 Eddie Timanus who is blind appeared in the famous American game show “Jeopardy”. Timanus used a computer keyboard to write his name and the answers and wagers during the Final Jeopardy game and the crew made him use the Braille version of the categories printed on a card. In total, he won $69,700 which also included two cars.