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Tycho Brae was a 16th century alchemist and astronomer. When he was 20, he lost part of his nose in a duelling accident (whilst very drunk).

To disguise this disability, he henceforth wore a prosthetic nose made from gold and silver.

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And then hundreds of years later he decided to star in a webcomic about gaming. :D

He also, more or less, died from a burst bladder...

Hee hee!

It's amazing how such brilliant scientists could risk their lives and noses so easily.