Hand to Hand: The Finger

The Finger

Astronomer Galileo's perserved middle finger can be seen today in Italy's Museo di Storia del Scienza. His appendage was plucked from his dead body by a souvenir-seeking Anton Francesco Gori in 1737. Isn't it fitting that Galileo is still giving "the finger" to all those who doubted his proofs of Copernicus' theory that the sun was the center of the galaxy?

The Peace Sign The Crossed Fingers