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Galileo's middle finger is in a glass case in a museum in Florence, Italy. 00:00
There is a long tradition of preserving venerated individuals in Catholicism. 01:03
Three of Galileo's fingers were snapped off 95 years after his death—the three fingers he used to adjust his telescope. 01:19