Charles Babbage's dissected brain


8 Responses to “Charles Babbage's dissected brain”

  1. Bucket says:

    I feel the need to go on an epic quest to reunite the two halves of Babbage’s brain and use it’s awesome power to save the world.

    • Ben Dornan says:

      The non-Science Museum half was temporarily on display in the Wellcome Collection exhibition on brains. Managed to accidentally see both halves on the same day. If I’d known your quest then I would’ve done everything in my power to make it a reality…

  2. Greg Tulonen says:

    Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: [to Igor] Now that brain that you gave me. Was it Charles Babbage’s?
    Igor: [pause, then] No.
    Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: Ah! Very good. Would you mind telling me whose brain I DID put in?
    Igor: Then you won’t be angry?
    Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: I will NOT be angry.
    Igor: Abby someone.
    Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: [pause, then] Abby someone. Abby who?
    Igor: Abby… Normal.
    Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: [pause, then] Abby Normal?
    Igor: I’m almost sure that was the name. 

  3. swlabr says:

    All they need is a few organ-grinders to serenade them as they study Babbage’s brains.

  4. Mike Meyer says:

    The bottom picture looks like one of those ‘spot all the naked ladies’ puzzles.

  5. Blake says:

    Charles Babbage hated cabbages. Ironic, given the appearance of his brain.

  6. awjt says:

    I can almost hear the soft clicking of brass gears, differentiating.

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