We take samples a lot and often. On average, almost 400,000 samples are taken per year from people with a uterus, and that only concerns PAP smears. But did you know that in the Netherlands, the Dutch word for 'sample' is the same as the word for 'monster'? Just like a needle pierces the skin to draw blood, a monster also can pierce flesh with its teeth. But, like medical tests, not all monsters are evil. For example, in the caves below Kaunas, there is said to be a water dragon that protects the city. Kaunas? Yes, the European Capital of Culture in 2022. They will deal with the demons from their past through the arts — a fascinating idea.