Isolator - 1925 Invented by science fiction pioneer Hugi Gernsbeck, the “Isolator” was designed to help focus the mind when reading or writing, by rendering the wearer deaf, piping them full of oxygen, not only by eliminating all outside noise, but also by allowing just one line of text to be seen at a time through a horizontal slit.
WHAT?? Feodor Vassilyev (c. 1707-1782) was a peasant from Shuya, Russia. His first wife, Mrs. Vassilyev sets the record for most children birthed by a single woman. She gave birth to a total of 69 children; however, few other details are known of her life, such as her date of birth or death. She gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets between 1725 and 1765, in a total of 27 births. 67 of the 69 children born are said to have survived infancy.