Random Quotes and facts list for MOTD
I want to start including a fact of the day or random quote on the desktop wallpaper on our PCs. We use BGinfo to create the image along with a few tech facts (like the computer name) so users can easily access this when they call the helpdesk but I'd like to put something a little more thought provoking like a random famous quote or a KS3/KS4 curriculum topic fact (like "accelleration=velocity/time" or "Henry VII 1491-1547" or "Noble gases : helium (He), neon (Ne), argon (Ar), krypton (Kr), xenon (Xe), and the radioactive radon (Rn)." or a message to do with the time of year "Merry Chistmas", "Happy Hanukke" etc.
Does anyone know where I might get a list of famous quotes from?
Does anyone know where I might get a list of one line facts from?
I'm pretty sure I can knock up a VB script to choose an appropriate random message to display, I just need a list of messages.
I took a quick look at wikipedia and wolfram alpha but extracting the information from the page was going to be time consuming.
Any hints appreciated.