publication date: Thursday, August 22, 2013 (part of Summer 2013)

category: Science

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…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, Justin Woods, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, and Richard Slominsky

Summer 2013 Bonus Goos: The game's not over yet! We may have crowned the summer's winner already, but there's still a week and a half until the fall season begins. Enjoy these bonus goos that have no bearing on the score.

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