In March of 2011, I was watching a bit of Monty Pyton and I realized something. The palindrome of Bolton really is Notlob. So I decided to post it on Facebook as a FACT. Then, the next day, I decided to post another one.

Eventually, it turned into a minor project as I started keeping a list of FACTs to post each working day. But, alas, all good things must eventually come to an end; and, after 138 FACTs, so did this project. But, it would be a shame for them to go to waste. So I’ve collected them here and annotated most of them with appropriate hyperlinks explaining the reference.

I hope you enjoy them.

  • FACT: The palindrome of Bolton is Notlob.
  • FACT: The Marquis de Carabas is a little bit dodgy in the same way that rats are a little bit covered in fur.
  • FACT: The angels have the phone box.
  • FACT: I cannot comment on any factory connection.
  • FACT: I never did like the gannet. They wet their nests.
  • FACT: Only you can prevent forest fires.
  • FACT: Only Nixon could go to China.
  • FACT: It’s a god-awful small affair to the girl with the mousey hair.
  • FACT: I will not buy this tobacconists. It is scratched.
  • FACT: Han shot first.
  • FACT: The inside of a pig’s mouth always tastes like bacon.
  • FACT: Eli’s coming. Hide your heart, girl.
  • FACT: Somebody’s going to emergency. Somebody’s going to jail.
  • FACT: There’s no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. There’s no knowing where we’re rowing or which way the river’s flowing. Not a speck of light is showing so the danger must be growing. (Are the fires of Hell a-glowing? Is the grisly reaper mowing?) Yes! The danger must be growing for the rowers keep on rowing and they’re certainly not showing any signs that they are slowing!
  • FACT: In a hole in the ground, there lived a Hobbit.
  • FACT: The Weighted Companion Cube will never threaten to stab you and, in fact, cannot speak.
  • FACT: Momentum, a function of mass and velocity, is conserved between portals. In layman’s terms: speedy thing goes in, speedy thing comes out
  • FACT: The Enrichment Center is committed to the well being of all participants. Cake and grief counseling will be available at the conclusion of the test. Thank you for helping us help you help us all
  • FACT: Andrew Jackson, in the main foyer of his White House, had a big block of cheese.
  • FACT: Östi Day is non-deterministic.
  • FACT: No one won the Stanley Cup in 1999. I don’t care what Brett Hull says.
  • FACT: Our goose is totally loose.
  • FACT: One does not simply walk into Mordor.
  • FACT: Thundercats are on the move. Thundercats are loose.
  • FACT: Silence will fall.
  • FACT: I don’t like Mondays.
  • FACT: I hate clear gummie bears. I like green gummie bears. I hate clear gummie bears: they taste like snot.
  • FACT: I *really* don’t like Wednesdays.
  • FACT: Thursdays are okay.
  • FACT: Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.
  • FACT: I love the Power Glove. It’s so bad.
  • FACT: It is a cellular peptide cake. With mint frosting.
  • FACT: Jeramiah was a bullfrog. He was a good friend of mine.
  • FACT: Microsoft Visual Studio is busy waiting for an internal operation to complete.
  • FACT: Girls just wanna have fun.
  • FACT: It turns out Michael Bolton is a major cinephile.
  • FACT: Space does not exist.
  • FACT: The first person to prove that cow’s milk was drinkable was very, very thirsty.
  • FACT: At some point in their lives, one out of six children will be abducted by the Dutch.
  • FACT: The Internet is not a big truck. It’s a series of tubes.
  • FACT: There’s no ‘i’ in Teamocil; at least, not where you’d think.
  • FACT: Stetsons are cool.
  • FACT: Bananas are pretty fungible. (Cavendish bananas anyway.)
  • FACT: The world is hollow and I have touched the sky.
  • FACT: Dirty, dirty girls love Benedict Cumberbatch.
  • FACT: The license plate said “FRESH” and it had dice in the mirror.
  • FACT: The line must be drawn here! This far! No further!
    • BONUS FACT: You broke your little ships.
  • FACT: Boys don’t cry.
    • BONUS FACT: I would say I’m sorry if I thought that it would change your mind.
  • FACT: It’s Friday, I’m in love.
  • FACT: The only water in the forest is the River.
  • FACT: In A.D. 2101 War was Beginning.
    • BONUS FACT: We get signal.
  • FACT: One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do. Two can be as bad as one: it’s the loneliest number since the number one. Oooh.
  • FACT: They say that chess is the game of kings, but there’s horses in it too!
  • FACT: The estimated price for wildebeest meat is about 47 cents per kilogram.
  • FACT: Life is pain. Anyone who says differently is selling something.
  • FACT: Lots of planets have a North.
  • FACT: It’s not that easy being green.
  • FACT: This aggression will not stand. Man.
  • FACT: Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, you’re opinion, man.
  • FACT: Trogdor was a man. I mean, he was a dragon man. Or maybe he was just a dragon. But he was still TROGDOR!
  • FACT: a + b = b + a
  • FACT: (a + b) + c = a + (b + c)
  • FACT: a(b + c) = ab + ac
  • FACT: a + 0 = a
  • FACT: a * 1 = a
  • FACT: The five boxing wizards jump quickly.
  • FACT: I forgot to post a FACT yesterday. (I blame SQL Server.)
  • FACT: I AM THE HARBINGER OF YOUR PERFECTION. (ASSUMING DIRECT CONTROL)
  • FACT: I can’t believe I forgot to post a FACT again yesterday. But, fear not! The 4-day training class I was in is over, so things should get back to normal!
  • FACT: I miss Billy the Kid.
  • FACT: There’s no need to argue. Parents just don’t understand.
  • FACT: You’re the man now, dog.
  • FACT: It’s a little wild and a little strange when you make your home out on the range.
    • Heeeeeeeeeey Dude….
  • FACT: A wizard is never late. Nor is he ever early. He arrives precisely when he means to!
  • FACT: values of ß will give rise to dom!
  • FACT: An American space shuttle has entered space for the last time.
  • FACT: The cheese stands alone.
  • FACT: Shakespeare is better in the original Klingon.
  • FACT: Nathan says “Hi.”.
  • FACT: The bird is the word.
  • FACT: Pop music is not a crime.
  • FACT: Sometimes, there’s a man.
  • FACT: First prize is a Cadillac El Dorado. Second prize is a set of steak knives. Third prize is you’re fired.
  • FACT: I’ve had it with these monkey-fighting snakes on this Monday-to-Friday plane.
  • FACT: Paul is a real estate novelist who never had time for a wife.
  • FACT: I’m going to Wichita.
  • FACT: I don’t feel like dancing.
  • FACT: The city of Cambridge, MA is actually a practical joke (perpetuated by John Winthrop) that has gone horribly wrong.
  • FACT: The system is down. The system is down. (DOO DOO DA DOO DOO! DOO DOO DA DOO DOO!)
  • FACT: I’m not. that. innocent.
  • FACT: It’s a trap!
  • FACT: If you’ve a date in Constantinople, she’ll be waiting in Istanbul.
  • FACT: The enemy’s gate is down.
  • FACT: I’ve never seen a king of beasts with quite so little hair.
  • FACT: Dr. Pepper + Red Vines = CRAZY DELICIOUS
  • FACT: The white zone is for loading and unloading only.
  • FACT: Liam Neeson has counted to twenty on the West End.
  • FACT: The Dude abides.
    • BONUS FACT: I’m calmer than you are.
  • FACT: No one thinks your tractor is sexy. She’s lying to you.
  • FACT: I DRIVE A DODGE STRATUS!
  • FACT: We do the weird stuff.
  • FACT: We were ON a BREAK.
  • FACT: Peter Cushing lives in Whitstable. I have seen him on his bicycle. I have seen him buying vegetables. Peter Cushing lives in Whitstable.
  • FACT: The Wheel weaves as the Wheel wills.
    • BONUS FACT: This is a really difficult sentence to say if you happen to pronounce “wheel” and “will” almost the same.)
  • FACT: I’m just not in the mood for a FACT today.
  • FACT: Comedy = Tragedy + Time
  • FACT: There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man.
  • FACT: Discretion is the better part of valor.
  • FACT: That’s numberwang!
  • FACT: I’ve been having an affair with you behind your back.
  • FACT: This is not a fact.
  • FACT: I’m very well acquainted, too, with matters mathematical. I understand equations: both the simple and quadratical. About binomial theorem, I am teeming with a lot of news…with many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse!
  • FACT: The good guys and the bad guys, well they never work past noon around here. They sit side-by-side in the cantinas, talk to señoritas, and drink more beer.
  • FACT: Je pense, donc je suis.
  • FACT: Non, je ne regrette rien.
  • FACT: Je sus Rick Springfield.
  • FACT: I am a strange loop.
  • FACT: The last decimal digit of Graham’s Number is “7”.
  • FACT: All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by.
  • FACT: The Scrabble game will not take place.
  • FACT: R = V / I
  • FACT: Your droids: they’ll have to wait outside. We don’t want them here.
  • FACT: April is the cruellest month.
  • FACT: There are other worlds than these.
  • FACT: There’s no crying in baseball.
  • FACT: Sand People ride single file to hide their numbers.
  • FACT: The Cheat is to the limit.
  • FACT: There are four lights!
  • FACT: We built a wall. We built the pyramids!
  • FACT: There’s always money in the banana stand.
  • FACT: The number 7 does not exist in Jawa arithmetic.
  • FACT: I am Keyser Söze.
  • FACT: E Eats Everything.
  • FACT: Coffee is for closers.
  • FACT: Zed’s dead, baby. Zed’s dead.
  • FACT: Aslan is not a *tame* lion.
  • FACT: We’ve got no troubles: life is de bubbles under the sea.
  • FACT: I love you.
    • This completes the FACT project. This project was made possible, in part, by a grant from the PepsiCo Corporation who provided Diet Mountain Dew for under six cents per ounce. Further support was provided by generous contributions from readers like you.