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20th Apr '18 7:01:31 PM nombretomado
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* ''To Serve Man'', wherein the cast all blithely head off to their unwitting deaths and are saved by one guy who is curious enough to figure out just what ToServeMan means.
** Not in Series/TheTwilightZone version.

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* ''To Serve Man'', wherein the cast all blithely head off to their unwitting deaths and are saved by one guy who is curious enough to figure out just what ToServeMan means.
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means.[[note]]Not so in Series/TheTwilightZone ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}'' version.[[/note]]
9th Apr '18 10:07:31 AM Kirayoshi
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* Vanilla Coke's product launch had a [[TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily vaguely mobster-looking fellow]] (played by Chazz Palminteri) [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmOiABTTjw4 congratulating a young man on his "youthful curiosity" and giving him a Vanilla Coke.]]

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* Vanilla Coke's product launch had a [[TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily vaguely mobster-looking fellow]] (played by Chazz Palminteri) [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmOiABTTjw4 com/watch?v=rKzgBInG2n4 congratulating a young man on his "youthful curiosity" and giving him a Vanilla Coke.]]
29th Mar '18 3:26:32 PM Ninamarie124
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7th Mar '18 12:26:21 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TimeBandits'', Kevin's curiosity enables him to recognize the things that the dwarfs just want to loot. The only good adult in the film, Agammenon, [[ParentalSubstitute encourages]] his desire to learn.

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* In ''TimeBandits'', ''Film/TimeBandits'', Kevin's curiosity enables him to recognize the things that the dwarfs just want to loot. The only good adult in the film, Agammenon, [[ParentalSubstitute encourages]] his desire to learn.
1st Dec '17 2:11:39 AM GriffinPilgrim
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* Psyche disobeyed her husband Cupid, who warned her not to try to [[ForbiddenFruit find out who he was]] by lighting a lamp while he was asleep to look at him. Punished for this with a quest and several tasks to complete for [[MyBelovedSmother his mother Aphrodite]], she didn't exactly learn better, as her last task was to bring back the beauty of the Queen of the Underworld in a box. Peeking put her to sleep. Fortunately, Cupid had gotten fed up with the situation, [[DeusExMachina showed up]], got her awake again, and [[HappilyEverAfter brought her to Olympus where she was made a goddess]].

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* Psyche disobeyed her husband Cupid, Eros (Cupid), who warned her not to try to [[ForbiddenFruit find out who he was]] by lighting a lamp while he was asleep to look at him. Punished for this with a quest and several tasks to complete for [[MyBelovedSmother his mother Aphrodite]], she didn't exactly learn better, as her last task was to bring back the beauty of the Queen of the Underworld in a box. Peeking put her to sleep. Fortunately, Cupid Eros had gotten fed up with the situation, [[DeusExMachina showed up]], got her awake again, and [[HappilyEverAfter brought her to Olympus where she was made a goddess]].
30th Nov '17 6:13:52 AM Arvaus
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** Nicely [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] this complexity at one point, though possibly unintentionally, someone quotes the phrase "curiosity killed the cat" verbatim, but, as this is Halloween, it's meant as ''[[BadIsGood encouragement]]''.
26th Sep '17 12:52:36 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/PatriciaAMcKillip's ''The Book of Atrix Wolfe'', Saro and her father watched Atrix Wolfe's spell because of her curiosity -- and got caught.

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* In Creator/PatriciaAMcKillip's ''The Book of Atrix Wolfe'', ''Literature/TheBookOfAtrixWolfe'', Saro and her father watched Atrix Wolfe's spell because of her curiosity -- and got caught.
17th Jul '17 11:06:23 PM trentongm
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*Openness to Experience, the [[UsefulNotes/BigFivePersonalityTraits Big Five trait]] measuring intellectualism and artistic tendencies, is also associated with curiosity and a tendency to explore new possibilities. The fact that it's normally distributed is essentially biology admitting that there's a time and place for all levels of curiosity.
28th Jun '17 4:49:47 PM REV6Pilot
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* The Curious quirk in ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'' is one of the most harmful ones in the game. A hero with it has a certain chance to interact with ''any object in the dungeon'' without being prompted to do so, often with negative repercussions and always with less-than-optimal ones in the case of ones that require a certain supply item to bring out the full benefit.
25th Jun '17 8:49:21 AM WillBGood
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* As mentioned above, Rudyard Kipling's "The Elephant's Child" (from his ''Literature/JustSoStories'' and [[ConstantlyCurious it's own trope]]). He was spanked repeatedly by his relatives for his "'satiable curiosity", and nearly killed when a crocodile sank his teeth into his nose. As the Elephant's Child pulled against the crocodile, he stretched his nose out. He then used his new nose to spank his relatives back, until they decided to get their noses stretched as well, which is why elephants have trunks.

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* As mentioned above, Rudyard Kipling's "The Elephant's Child" (from his ''Literature/JustSoStories'' and [[ConstantlyCurious it's its own trope]]). He was spanked repeatedly by his relatives for his "'satiable curiosity", and nearly killed when a crocodile sank his teeth into his nose. As the Elephant's Child pulled against the crocodile, he stretched his nose out. He then used his new nose to spank his relatives back, until they decided to get their noses stretched as well, which is why elephants have trunks.
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