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Tycho Brahe’s silver nose was actually made of brass

Recently the remains of Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe were exhumed to determine his real cause of death (he wasn't poisoned). Separate tests have also revealed that his famous silver nose prosthetic was actually made of brass. In another finding, the team reported that the silver nose piece Brahe famously wore after

16th century nose jobs

A 16th century book sold at auction contains some of the first documented information on how to perform a nose job. This book, which sold for a whopping 11,000 pounds to a modern-day plastic surgeon, was written by Gaspare Tagliacozzi. He was the professor or surgery and anatomy at the University of

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