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Curiosity killed the cat often used as a warning against interference in what is not your business; the saying is recorded from the early 20th century.

'satiable curiosity unquenchable desire for information; from Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories (1900), ‘There was one Elephant—an Elephant's Child—who was full of 'satiable curtiosity, and that means he asked ever so many questions.’

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.

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