I have this ‘thing’ on my home page which comes up with wacky little sentences in French that I admittedly don’t pay a lot of attention too. This one caught my eye. Now don’t worry, I’m not presuming upon your language skills, you’ll see what I mean straightaway:
La tour Eiffel était le bâtiment le plus haut du monde jusqu’en 1949, quand l’Empire State Building a été construit.
The Eiffel Tower was the tallest building in the world until 1930, when the Empire State Building was constructed.
Spotted it, yeah? It’s kind of a parallel universe-thing I’m sure. And then that online encyclopaedia claims that it was 1931. Sigh.