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THE NOSE KNOWS

You've heard the saying about cutting off one's nose to spite one's face. As it turns out, there used to be something to this.

The roots of facial plastic surgery date to ancient Egypt and India, where surgeons 3,000 years ago tried to replace noses that had been removed as a form of punishment, according to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

How did the ancient physicians replace the proboscis? Perform a transplant from someone who was punished? Use parts culled from elsewhere on the body? Only your pharaoh knows for sure.