When Pierre and Marie Curie were honeymooning in their native France, they looked forward to visiting the bell tower at the Cathedral of Saint Lorraine near Nice.
They anticipated that the playing of the famous bells while they were in the tower would be one of their fondest memories of their honeymoon. They were the first in line to purchase tickets to enter the tower on that cloudy morning when a sudden flash of lightning struck the tower, totally destroying it.
The ticket-seller, surveying the results, immediately offered to sell tickets to see the ruins at half the usual price.
The newlyweds accepted the offer thereby becoming the first husband and wife team to receive the no bell price.