Weird photo: The man with the solid golden nose

10:30 19 July 2012

Tycho Brahe, the man with the golden nose, at Ripley

Tycho Brahe, the man with the golden nose, at Ripley's Believe It or Not in London


You will have heard of The Man With the Golden Gun, but what about the man with the golden nose?

Renowned Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, who lived in the 16th and 17th centuries, lost his nose in a sword fight.

He replaced it with a glued-on one made from solid gold!

It is also said Brahe actually had several different prosthetic hooters, including a 'more comfortable' one made from copper.

The 'man with the golden nose' features at the Ripley's Believe It or Not attraction at London's Piccadilly Circus.

It's included here as one of the top 10 weirdest Ripley's London exhibits as chosen by London24 editor Simon Bull. This is number seven on the list.

We are counting down through more of the most bizarre sights at the museum over the next couple of weeks.

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