Marie Curie was a wife, a mother, a scientist, and a self-sacrificing, public-spirited patriot. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the only person in history to be awarded Nobel Prizes in two scientific fields. It really goes without saying that the woman was a badass of the highest order, but sometimes, it pays to say it anyway — and what better way to do that than with finger puppets?

In this installment of SciShow, Hank Green gives us a cheeky (albeit thorough and compelling) account of the life and times of one of history's most remarkable scientists. [SciShow via Skepchick]