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Radioactive…

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I really like good biographical movies.

Especially when I know just enough about the person’s life to get interested, but not enough to see things coming…

I had been waiting for Radioactive for awhile, and this afternoon seemed fit to watch it, wrapped in my favorite blanket. Based on the novel Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss, it revisits the life of Marie Sklodowska-Curie, from her first meeting with Pierre Curie to her death.

I’ve read that the movie had caused some controversy when it came out, because of some inacurate historical facts, and I don’t know exactly which story parts were apparently bent a little, to make the film more interesting. But I found it fascinating, and as it often happens when I get lost in the life of such an inspiring person, I felt very little.

It is not a bad feeling, don’t get me wrong. It is just that when I compare what I’ve been doing the past fourty-some years to what a person like Marie Curie has done, it puts my ego back in its place.

I mean… The woman won a Nobel award with her husband for putting not one, but two new elements on the periodic table. She won a second Nobel award for her work with polonium and radium. During WW1, she fought to put together ambulance-like vehicules, that had X-ray machines, and send them to the front lines, saving countless lives.

She had two daughters. One of which won a Nobel award for discovering artificial radiation.

Marie Curie is the first woman to have won a Nobel award, and to this day, the only woman to get two of them. And the only person to have two in two different fields.

What have I done so far?

Well… I very efficiently transform oxygen into carbon dioxide. The movie didn’t mention it, but I have a feeling that Mrs Curie did that aswell.

Dang!… Great movie, nonetheless.

*Note to self: We really need to brainstorm to bring more than just silly posts to this world. Really. We’ve been awkwardly useless so far.*

6 thoughts on “Radioactive…

  1. You are an important person in the lives of the people that know you my dear Friend. The giggle I got from your line about turning oxygen into carbon dioxide was your contribution to making the world enjoyable. A buddy of mine in Florida (retired) tells people he is a chemical engineer now…turns alcohol into urine.

    The friendship between you and the people who receive it is important…just as important as the periodic tables…in my book even more so.

    We need more giggle time and good memories.

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    1. Oh Hokey… Thank you so much for the kind words!! I really appreciate it 🙂 I am at peace with not discovering new elements, if I can put a smile on the face of a friend who is facing far more problems then I do, right now 😉

      And I AM stealing that chemical engineer line! LOOOOOOL

      We do need more giggles… I hope you’ll be there on Friday 😉

      *Big hugs*

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    1. Awwwwww… It was such a pleasure, dear friend 🙂 I’ll freeze my butt for you anytime you need me to. And regarding Skypy Fridays… Although I have to rush a little to move from worktime to party-time, I wouldn’t skip one either. We just have the greatest little gang. And, *Spoiler alert* the next two should be a little special… More news coming 🙂

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