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Curiosity Discussion

Curiosity— a strong desire to want to know; inquisitiveness; a drive to discover.
What is really curious about curiosity— it doesn’t seem to be tied to any specific reward. Why are we attracted to information that has no immediate benefit?
A Curiosity meeting day - a sense of anticipation - we have discovered and discussed so many wide ranging topics, so what will turn up this time? Topics may start from a newspaper cutting, a tv programme, a holiday, a conversation ….. Some may be selected to explore more fully. The internet is a fantastic resource for information, video clips and pictures.
We enjoy playing with ideas … and we have fun.
A few taster phrases follow, do they make you feel curious?

  • Bananas have been grown at Chatsworth since 1830 …………….
  • China’s new thirst for milk is bad news for the planet ……………..
  • The ninth annual Boring Conference, held in central London. The more boring a talk appears on

paper, the more riveting it often turns out to be. ……

  • Aromas affect purchasing patterns. The smell of chocolate - resulted in higher book sales …..
  • Antoine Auguste Parmentier 16th Century, Spanish, brought the potato to Europe ……………
  • Grace Hopper - shows us what a nanosecond is ……….
  • Did Leonardo da Vinci have ADHD?………….
  • The History of Packaging ……….
  • Example of maps from 1000BC - 2000AD ……….
  • 3-word-addresses: divide the world into 3 metre squares — 57 trillion! There are enough

combinations of three dictionary words …………….

  • Why do we say Uh, Um, and words like ‘like’. ………
  • The word mondegreen is usually applied to misheard song lyrics …………….
  • A letter to the London Times, Sept. 20, 1934: ‘A rough-coated dough-faced ploughman strode coughing and hiccoughing through the streets of Scarborough’ used to be set as a spelling-test at a prep school at Crowborough in the middle nineties.
  • Exposure to trees and other greenery has been shown to stave off depression in adults, and a new study finds the same may be true for teenagers………….
  • Companion plants to grow alongside your tomatoes ………
  • 70 years of the NHS has revolutionised our lives ……..
  • Time and calendars
  • Benefits of music in education
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Bookworm Bridge (Intermediate)
Canasta Twice Monthly Card Design
Characters in Depth Coast & Country
Computers 1 and 2 Curiosity Discussion
Cycle Group Dinner Groups
Enjoying Poetry Exploring Ideas
Exploring Towns and Villages Family History
Garden Know-How Gardens
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Herbs and Gardens History of Technology
Italian for Improvers Jazz & Big Band
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Money Matters Music Appreciation
Music in Depth Musicals on DVD
Parchment Craft Photography
Play Reading Rummikub
Short Mat Bowls Short Read
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Theatre Ukulele 1
Walking Weekenders
Whodunnit Wool & Threads
Writing for Pleasure Writing for Pleasure 2