As you know, Youdopia, Galileo was one of the great minds of the Renaissance. What you may not know, and what I certainly did not know, is that Galileo’s fingers, thumb, and a toot of his, are on display. They have been for hundreds of years.
Galileo died in 1642, in relative disgrace. He had the audacity to be right about heliocentricism. By 1737 the evidence was overwhelming and the dicks in the Vatican had to concede that their pagan idol (Aristotle) was wrong about geocentricity. Anyway, that’s a long story, and I accidentally erased my first draft of this post, so suffice it to say that one can go to a museum in Florence, and see Galileo’s mummified fingers, along with some of his notebooks (cool) and even some of the instruments he made himself (super fucking cool).
You can see a nice hi res image of the top picture, by clicking on it. It’s the Craziest Shit Ever. Beep Beep.