I just finished updating the fun facts WordPress plugin. The new 2.0 version is a major upgrade. The widget code uses WordPress 2.8 widget architecture and I added a shortcode. You just have to put [fun-facts] in your posts or pages to have an embedded widget (see below). Get the fun facts WordPress plugin.
The correct response to the Irish greeting, "Top of the morning to you," is "and the rest of the day to yourself."