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

Ripley's

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.

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

More Quirky London

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The Mr Men in London book will be available from June 4th

The Mr Men will become Londoners on June 4 when a new book featuring them on a Big Smoke day trip is published.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
(Tony Kershaw / SWNS.com)

Britain’s grumpiest tree has been spotted growing in Blackheath Park in Greenwich, south east London.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Take a dip in the King's Cross Pond Club

A huge new natural outdoor swimming pond will open to the public in the heart of busy King’s Cross on Friday - just in time for the bank holiday weekend.

Monday, May 18, 2015
You don't see this every morning! [Photograph by Mikael Buck/Airbnb
]

If you saw this strange sight this morning, we can explain everything. You really DID see a house floating down the rover - and it is real.

Thursday, May 14, 2015
This black cab has been embalzoned with a rainbow as part of the International Day Against Homophobia [Photograph from Transport for London]

A classic London black cab has been transformed with a LGBT pride rainbow to mark the Internation Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia on Sunday May 17.

Friday, May 8, 2015
Share a kiss for VE Day

London is set for three days of celebrations to mark 70 years since VE Day, the end of the Second World War in Europe.

Breaking News

Friday, May 22, 2015

There are severe delays on the Central Line after a woman was hit by a Tube train.

Read more

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Read more