I was listening to some radio quiz program called Says You! while on the road shortly after February 14, and the theme was Valentine’s day. The host gave the name Maria Sklodowska and asked the panel to name her partner. After much humorous banter, the panel finally guessed that she married Pierre Curie, at which point one of the panelists remarked that she then became a madam. The host closed it out by noting that the Curies had a long and glowing relationship .