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Curiosity

Anselmo
so assured of wife’s fidelity, asks friend to try to corrupt her; friend is successful. [Span. Lit.: Don Quixote]
Cupid and Psyche
her inquisitiveness almost drives him away forever. [Gk. Myth.: Espy, 27]
Curious George
inquisitive, mischievous monkey. [Children’s Lit.: Curious George]
Fatima
Bluebeard’s 7th and last wife; her inquisitiveness uncovers his murders. [Fr. Fairy Tale: Harvey, 97–98]
Faustus, Doctor
makes demonic compact to sate thirst for knowledge. [Br. Lit.: Doctor Faustus]
Harker, Jonathan
uncovers vampiric and lycanthropic activities at Castle Dracula. [Br. Lit.: Dracula]
Lot’s wife
ignores God’s command; turns to salt upon looking back. [O.T.: Genesis 19:26]
Lucius
his insatiable curiosity involves him in magic and his accidental transformation into an ass. [Rom. Lit.: The Golden Ass]
Nosy Parker
after a meddlesome Elizabethan Archbishop of Canterbury. [Br. Hist.: Espy, 169]
Odysseus’ companions
to determine its contents, they open the bag Aeolus had given Odysseus, thus releasing winds that blow the ship off course. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey].
Pandora
inquisitively opens box of plagues given by Zeus. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 191]
Pry, Paul
overly inquisitive journalist. [Br. Lit.: Paul Pry; Espy, 135]
sycamore
symbolizes inquisitiveness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
Vathek
journeys to Istakhar where world’s secrets are revealed. [Br. Lit.: Vathek]
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Exergames are viewed as a tool to increase motivation levels by aligning with current interests of children and harnessing the fun factor that comes from exciting challenges (that match participant levels), Arguments are made that exergames align with the notion that videogames are very intrinsically motivating, offering children the "5C's" of control, challenge, curiousity, creativity, and constant feedback (Hinson, 2001).
In my curiousity, I looked up the definition of tea, to find its primary meaning to be: "a shrub (Camellia sinensis of the family Theaceae, the tea family) cultivated especially in China, Japan and the East Indies.
She was too busy to take the job but, her curiousity piqued, she made a few casual inquiries.
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In this text, notably, where the new astronomical knowledge is less acceptable, Faustus suffers the consequence of his curiousity absolutely, in the dismemberment of his body.
ON the Y-maze test, after being treated with stem extract, there was a remarkable decrease in exploratory behaviour of rats as compared to control and also extract caused a significant inhibition of residual curiousity in mice as observed in the evasion test (Table 4).
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van Lier 1996) because it does not enable us to explain how is knowledge related to specific spatial units, also called individual innate curiousity, created.