Emil Krebs’ Pince-Nez
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Origin

Emil Krebs

Type

Pince-Nez

Effects

Allows the user to fluently understand and converse in any language

Downsides

Removal takes away all knowledge about the languages used

Activation

Wearing

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Homobonus-MT8

Aisle

57055-1893

Shelf

27518-8642-761

Date of Collection

December 12, 1976

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Origin[edit | edit source]

Emil Krebs (1867 - 1930) was a German scholar, linguist and sinologist. These were not his most famed characteristics though: Krebs was a hyperpolyglot (someone who knows 6 or more languages). At age 20, he already mastered 12 and in his later life, he was fluent in 68 languages (bot speaking and writing) and studied 120 more. His ‘elite brain’ is stored and studied in the Vogt Institute for Brain Research in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Effects[edit | edit source]

While wearing the pince-nez the user is able to speak, read and comprehend any language instantly. The effect only lasts while wearing the glasses; removing them will also take the knowledge of that language gained.

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