October 12, 1860

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1860, Inventor Elmer Sperry was born. He held patents on more than 400 inventions during his lifetime, with the most important being the Sperry Automatic Pilot. The least important was the Sperry X-Ray Goggles for Seeing Through Women’s Clothing as it didn’t work and caused migraines in all the young men and boys who tested it, over and over and over again.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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