Curiosity


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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]
References in classic literature ?
``And what is thy other reason?'' said Prince John, who, for some cause which perhaps he could not himself have explained, felt a painful curiosity respecting this individual.
As soon as I had satisfied my curiosity by gazing at this scene, I fell to wondering how it was that what we had taken for a path should have conducted us.to so singular a place, and began to suspect that after all I might have been deceived in supposing it to have been a trick formed by the islanders.
With a cheek flushed by hope, and an eye straining with curiosity, her fingers grasped the handle of a drawer and drew it forth.
With a curiosity so justly awakened, and feelings in every way so agitated, repose must be absolutely impossible.
This person (who had thus, from the first moment of his entrance, struck in me what I can only, describe as a disgustful curiosity) was dressed in a fashion that would have made an ordinary person laughable; his clothes, that is to say, although they were of rich and sober fabric, were enormously too large for him in every measurement--the trousers hanging on his legs and rolled up to keep them from the ground, the waist of the coat below his haunches, and the collar sprawling wide upon his shoulders.
But here I took pity on my visitor's suspense, and some perhaps on my own growing curiosity.
or has the greed of curiosity too much command of you?
Baskets suspended from steam-cranes permitted them to satisfy their curiosity. There was a perfect mania.
NASA's Mars science rover Curiosity performed a daredevil descent through pink Martian skies to clinch an historic landing inside an ancient crater, ready to search for signs the Red Planet may once have harbored key ingredients for life.
Summary: The Mars rover Curiosity has made history by beaming the first audio recording of a human voice back to earth from another planet.
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In November 2011, NASA launched a spacecraft carrying the rover Curiosity to Mars.