They preserved one of Galileo's fingers in Florence, Italy, where it is still on display at the History of Science Museum. Guess which one? Yup: the middle one.
Today's viral blog meme is "Best Blog Post Ever." Started by Jim Henley, picked up by Yglesias and last I saw Crooked Timber members held bragging rights to 50% of nominees. Won't last—but they are a smart bunch.
Finally, am at half-way mark of my guest-blogging week at kottke.org. This is the permanent link for this week's interviews. Various interviews have been noticed by bookslut, largehearted boy, the valve, matthew yglesias, and others.