publication date: Thursday, August 22, 2013 (part of Summer 2013)
clue: A lifetime shortened by radiation poisoning was her reward for discovering radium and polonium.
explanation: This goo was originally created for the "Deadly Development" theme, which featured scientists and inventors killed by their own work. When Scott realized that Marie Curie and Irene Joliot-Curie could introduce some much-needed non-entertainers to the "Mothers and Daughters" theme the very next week, he removed this solo goo of Marie Curie and replaced it with Karel Soucek. more…