Happy Na/GloPoWriMo Eve, all! Tomorrow is April 1, and the official start of the twentieth year of the project. We can’t believe it’s been going on for so long. Its longevity is due to you all – the enthusiasm our participants bring to this yearly challenge is wonderful to see.

We’ll be back tomorrow with a new poetry resource, our first featured participant and, of course, our optional prompt. This year, in honor of the 20th anniversary of Na/GloPoWriMo, we’ll be featuring a mix of prompts from our archives and brand-new challenges.

For those of you who just can’t wait – or are in time zones in which April arrives a bit earlier than it does here on the east coast of the United States, here’s an early bird prompt for you.

Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem that plays with the idea of a “fun fact.” Your fact could actually be fun – or the whole point could be that it’s not fun. Maybe you have a favorite wacky fact already, but if not, Mental Floss’s “Amazing Fact Generator” is here to help!

(Note: I’ve corrected the link! Sorry for the error, and hat tip to Elizabeth Boquet for bringing the problem to my attention!)

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