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Galileo
26th February 2009, 11:06 AM
Galileo's finger on show!

Astronomer's middle digit to draw crowds in Florence

(ANSA) - Florence, February 26 - The finger of Galileo Galilei, the only remaining part of the 17th-century astronomer, will go on show as part of a huge exhibition in Florence celebrating the 400th anniversary of his first landmark observations of the night sky.

The digit - specifically the middle finger from Galileo's right hand - will be among 250 exhibits on display at Palazzo Strozzi from March 13 to August 30 for Galileo: Images of the Universe from Antiquity to the Telescope.

In addition to giving the public a look at Galileo's finger, the show will examine the history of conceptions of the cosmos, with archaeological finds, scientific instruments, star maps, drawings, paintings and precious manuscripts from around the world.

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http://www.ansa.it/site/notizie/awnplus/english/news/2009-02-26_126317874.html

SEE GALILEO'S FINGER!
http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/galileo/finger.html

Inscription on the case with Galileo's finger:

This is the finger, belonging to the illustrious hand that ran through the skies

Pointing at the immense spaces, and singling out new stars

Offering to the senses a marvelous apparatus of crafted glass

And with wise daring they could reach where neither Enceladus nor Tiphaeus ever reached.

http://brunelleschi.imss.fi.it/museum/esim.asp?c=100193

READ ABOUT GALILEO'S FINGER!

Galileo's Finger: The Ten Great Ideas of Science
by Peter Atkins
http://www.amazon.com/Galileos-Finger-Great-Ideas-Science/dp/0198609418

Galileo flipping off the Catholic Church from beyond the grave
http://scienceblogs.com/omnibrain/2007/07/galileo_flipping_off_the_catho.php

Billy and Galileo's finger
http://flickr.com/photos/trigby/255825359/

What hot chicks think of Galileo's finger:

Alexis and Galileo's Finger
http://flickr.com/photos/waiferx/2843845266/

Me with Galileo's finger. It was weird, but this is a picture of me with the actual (piece of) Galileo!
http://picasaweb.google.com/akvogelsang/ItaliaParteCinqueFirenzeESiena#5219982503979323362

OTHER

Offcial website of Galileo's Middle Finger
http://gmf56.tripod.com/

Galileo
26th February 2009, 02:48 PM
Galileo Galilei, William Shakespeare and Ben Franklin at a modern day restaurant
http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/index.jhtml?videoId=219840&title=brains-greatest-minds

NobbyNobbs
26th February 2009, 02:52 PM
You are well and truly obsessed, aren't you?

Cainkane1
26th February 2009, 03:00 PM
If its ever possible to clone a human from dead DNA we should clone him.

Galileo
26th February 2009, 03:53 PM
If its ever possible to clone a human from dead DNA we should clone him.

I was created in a secret CIA lab in Area 51 of Rosewell, NM, back in 1947.

Kthulhut Fhtagn
28th February 2009, 07:28 PM
I've never seen people so enthusastic to be given the finger in all my life.

fuelair
28th February 2009, 07:40 PM
From other important sources:

Galileo gives Florentine crowds the Finger ( The Sun, England)

Famous scientist's mddle finger draws members of crowd in Florence, "It rally looks like me!" says Rosa Fontini, poverty stricken widow. (National Enquirerer, US.)

"Galileo, galileo, Galileo. galileo" (Queen, there or somewhere else.)

Just thinking
3rd March 2009, 09:34 AM
I've never seen people so enthusastic to be given the finger in all my life.

"To those who put me under house arrest ... my final gesture!"