Cheering up Galileo

Galileo Galilei

There was nothing going on and I was getting restless, so I got in my time-travel machine and rode back to 1634, Florence, Italy, and the home of Galileo Galilei.

Galileo was in a fowl mood because he was under house arrest for saying that the Earth moved around the Sun. I knew that because I read it on Wikipedia before I went to visit him. I like to find out famous people’s low points in their lives and travel to that time and place to try and cheer them up. It always makes me feel good when I’m feeling low myself.

I showed up wearing a clown nose and I made funny sounds and walked around like a monkey. I don’t speak Italian, so this tends to get the job done when I don’t speak the language. Galileo laughed so hard he fell on the ground. This made me feel better, and glad I’d made the trip.

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