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In essence, "curiosity" is a term that describes an unknown number of behavioural and psychological mechanisms, which have the effect of impelling beings to seek information and interaction with their environment and with other beings in their vicinity.
Curiosity may also refer as a noun to a novel item or phenomenon kept as an attraction to the interest of the public; it is so named because it is intended to engender curiosity in its viewers.
A morbid curiosity is a compulsion, fixed with excitement and fear, to know about macabre topics, such as death and horrible violence (snuff film). In a milder form, however, this can be understood as a cathartic form of behaviour or as something instinctive within humans. According to Aristotle, in his Poetics Ch 4 we even “enjoy contemplating the most precise images of things whose sight is painful to us”. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curiosity [Aug 2005]
The Complete Adventures of Curious George (2001) - H. A. Rey, H.A. Rey
The Complete Adventures of Curious George (2001) - H. A. Rey, H.A. Rey [Amazon.com] [FR] [DE] [UK]
Curious George is a character and a popular book series starring a curious monkey named George, who is brought from his home in Africa by a man in a yellow hat to a big city. There, he lives with the man, called, simply enough, the man with the yellow hat. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curious_George [Aug 2005]
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