We are new to Farkle, but apparently the game's been around a long time. Remembering a story about its inventor, Sir Albert Farkle, as I recall, I imagine that Sir Farkle and the Earl of Sandwich were good friends. I went to the innernets (not a typo; a favorite Bushism) to learn about Sir Farkle. Alas, I couldn't find him, as there seem to be many stories of inventors.
From Wikipedia--an excellent news source irregardless of what teachers might say--has also been called or is similar to Cosmic Wimpout, Squelch or Zonk, among other names.
My favorite farkle site, http://www.officialfarklerules.com/, tells this history:
Jim Spinarkle, who played basketball for Duke way back in the day before Duke was a basketball powerhouse, sparkled when his pigeon-toed cute self played basketball. I've seen his older self as a sportscaster. I wonder if his older self plays Farkle now. If so, I'll bet he sparkles when he plays Farkle, too: Spinarkle Farkle Sparkle. Say that three times fast.