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 United States consumes more oil than any other country in the World. In 2001, the US consumed as much as the entire European Union and Japan.