Omni Brain

i-398b26ba9fcba08293d7691ff49fa0d6-Middle finger of Galileo.jpgSo freaking cool (and freaky)…Via Neatorama and Curious Expeditions.

It is a remarkable bit of irony, that finger. Venerated, kept in reliquary, subjected to the same treatment as a Saint. But this finger belonged to no Saint. It is the long bony finger of an enemy of the church, a heretic. A man so dangerous to the religious institution he was made a prisoner in his own home. It sits in a small glass egg atop an inscribed marble base in the Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, or the History of Science Museum in Florence, Italy. On the shelf next to the middle finger of his right hand is something that the once five-fingered heretic would be much happier to see preserved. A small, cracked bit of glass that once glimpsed into the heavens.

Comments

  1. #1 DDos Protection
    November 7, 2009

    Maybe what it means is, “You should have sex with giant mutant arachnids instead of other humans.

  2. #2 fashion
    November 30, 2009

    So many of you discussed your love for vintage clothing in the comments section of my previous posts, which made me smile from ear to ear because I love history. I think it’s important to understand how fashion has evolved and why it has changed over the years. So I am going to go through the decades starting with the 1920s through 1990 and talk about what was popular in the world of fashion. We’re trying something new this week.

  3. #3 lloyd sykes
    January 17, 2010

    If you have a whole company give you the finger its cause of
    support or mood of the days end.

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