Remember Nicolas Flamel? If not perhaps you should (re)read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (or Philospher’s Stone if you’re not in the US). Better yet, perhaps you should pay a visit to Le Musée National du Moyen-Age in Paris, where there is apparently a statue of Nicolas Flamel. Turns out that Flamel was an alchemist in Paris during the middle ages. I think I’m adding that museum to my list of places to visit.

This piece of incredibly useful information was gleaned from the August 20, 2008, edition of Les Paris Sont Ouvert on RFI.