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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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The Danish inventor Valdemar Poulsen developed the first magnetic tape recorder, the telegraphoon, in 1898. A few years later, the Dane also made the very first answering machine for the telephone. The answering machine allowed callers to leave a message when their call went unanswered. Today voicemail systems are the most normal thing in the world, but in the early twentieth century this was still a new phenomenon. The telephone itself was also only a few decades old.

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