Lessons From the Trivia King

The King of the Swing is Benny Goodman. The King of the One-Liners is Henny Youngman. The inventor of the first video game, Nolan Bushnell, is known as King Pong. Roy Rogers is the King of the Cowboys. And the King of Pop, as we all know, is Greenwich Village folk singer Phil Ochs. (Just kidding, Mr. Jackson, Your Majesty).

Elvis Presly is known simply as "The King."

ZZZ — the last entry in the Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, Second Edition, defined as "the sound of a person snoring."

Zzzzzip, Zelmo — The last name in the Manhattan telephone directory.

P.S. So how much air is in a Hostess Twinkie? Newman quotes research from an Ivy League university that concluded that the average Twinkie is 68 percent air (measured by volume).

Buck Wolf is entertainment producer at ABCNEWS.com. The Wolf Files is published Thursdays. If you want to receive weekly notice when a new column is published, join the e-mail list.

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