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In a Copenhagen sculpture museum, hundreds of noses hang on a wall. The plaster noses were once pasted by conservators onto mutilated statues from antiquity, but were later removed. Today, the loose noses form a kind of “nose pharmacy. In Denmark, one therefore speaks of the nasothek.

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German chemist Felix Hoffmann went down in history as the man who gave the world the Aspirin. The painkiller consists of acetylsalicylic acid. The effect of that substance had been known for much longer, but Hoffmann marketed it under the name Aspirin in 1899, which made it extremely popular.

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