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kleinbl00  ·  98 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Friday Fun Facts

The Durants spent like a chapter on how not short Napoleon was. By nutritional and health standards of the time he was tall: three inches taller than the average European at the time (5'4").

We think of Napoleon as short because the British insisted he was short because the British were assholes.

Americans at the time averaged 5'8" because there was more food. George Washington, at 6'3", was a mufukkin' collosus.