Napoleon Bonaparte was not short; rather he was slightly taller than the average Frenchman of his time. After his death in 1821, the French emperor’s height was recorded as 5 feet 2 inches in French feet, which is 5 feet 7 inches.
Despite being commonly believed today, people during the Old and Middle English speaking periods never pronounced or spelled “the” as “ye”. The confusion derives from the use of the character thorn (þ) in abbreviations of the word “the”, which in Middle English text looked similar to a y with a superscript e.
The Twinkie does not have an infinite shelf life; its listed shelf life is approximately 25 days and generally remains on a store shelf for only 7 to 10 days.
Bats are not blind. While many bat species use echolocation as a primary sense, all bat species have eyes and are capable of sight.
Dictionary of Numbers is an award-winning Google Chrome extension that tries to make sense of numbers you encounter on the web by giving you a description of that number in human terms. Because “8 million people” means nothing, but “population of New York City” means everything.