You might be missing out on some immune-system superpowers that are yours for the asking at your local pharmacy. Besides protecting yourself—who wants chicken pox and tetanus?—staying up-to-date on shots helps to keep dangerous germs out of circulation and away from others.
The architects of this tiny pharmacy in downtown Osaka didn't have much to work with—just a skinny alleyway between two hulking buildings. But the resulting structure is so cool, it almost looks as though it was there first. You'd be surprised how far back it goes, too, so click through for an aerial shot.
Would you eat the flesh of a dead person to cure the flu? Ill individuals are often willing to look anything for a cure, and the practice of medicinal cannibalism was quite popular in England for several centuries.
Pharmacists may be able to spend more time chatting about drugs and less time tediously counting them. The counting could be handled by a robotic pill dispenser system capable of dispensing 5,000 scripts a day.