11. Mrs. and Mr. Vassilyev
Make way for the most prolific couple!
According to an 18th-century report from Russia, the Vassilyev family had 69 children throughout their lives. The story was viral enough to reach British tabloids and remain in the headlines until today.
We know what you are thinking, and the answer is no. Mrs. Vassilyev did not deliver 69 times. Instead, she had 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets, and even four sets of quadruplets. Nevertheless, Octomom’s record is safe from the greed of these Russian peasants.
Let’s take the occasion to remind you of the glorious days when no one knew about birth control pills or condoms. As far as the Vassilyevs understood, it was God’s will for them to have so many children.