Save on Marie Currie Day!

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The ThinkGeek Overlords would like to let you help celebrate Marie Curie Day (November 7th). Yes, the inventor of the Polio vaccine has a day dedicated to celebrating her achievements. In honor of this science trailblazer ThinkGeek is offering $10 off any order of $60 or more. But act fast as the offer only lasts until 11:59pm on the 8th. To take advantage simply enter offer [email protected] at checkout. And say a little thanks to Ms. Curie for preventing Polio too.

6 reviews or comments

chris kozel Says: November 7, 2012 at 9:21 am

You mean Dr. Jonas Salk? Marie Skłodowska-Curie (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934) was a French-Polish physicist and chemist, famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity.

paolo Says: November 7, 2012 at 9:26 am

huge fail!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polio_vaccine

from think geek page (http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/dda3/):

In 1898 the Curies published papers announcing the discoveries of Polonium and Radium

Dax Says: November 7, 2012 at 10:00 am

Marie Curie didn’t invent the polio vaccine, idiot! That was Jonas Salk. Try google next time.

John Says: November 7, 2012 at 10:35 am

Where did you ever come up with Marie Curie inventing the Polio vaccine? The Polio vaccines where invented by Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin in the 1950’s. Marie Curie died in 1934 as a result of her years of work with radioactive elements. She was famous for her work with radioactivity and chemistry, both fields for which she won Nobel prizes.

Spencer Says: November 7, 2012 at 10:36 am

You got at least 2 things wrong:

1.) Marie Curie (spelled with 1 “r” in Curie)
2.) Marie Curie was a pioneer in radioactivity research; she had nothing to do with the polio vaccine.

Gary Says: November 7, 2012 at 10:52 am

Total fail AND face palm on this one. CoolestGadgets can’t even get agreement on the spelling of “Curie” between the headline and the body, much less what Madame Curie really accomplished in her lifetime. The referenced website, ThinkGeek, does know who Madame Curie is – just search for “Curie” on the ThinkGeek website. So this egregious error seems to be entirely generated by willful ignorance of CoolestGadgets editor Alison. (Or Allison.)

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