The curiosity is the higher form and the part of the expansion's mechanism, which is one of the very basic mechanisms is built into any alive entity. Curiosity is the engine of the mind space's expansion.
Sometimes curiosity kills us, sometimes others. However, it works to preserve life in whole in the Universe.
Do you mean Schrödinger's cat? They say that impossible to say where is the cat exactly at the every given moment, but they believe the cat is still alive!
I have the similar kind of bike-related experience from my childhood.
When I've found too boring the many such tricks like riding the bike on the rear wheel or riding it without using the hands, I found the new challenge. That was the idea to ride between the tree and the brick fence where hardly possible to squeeze at all. My dumb idea was that using the high speed it is possible "somehow" to ride that through!
...I returned to the life soon and I detected myself lying on the asphalt ;). Thank God I was alive and I was injured not very seriously. Anyway, that accident has given me an important experience for not so high price. From that time I'm trying to choose my goals more reasonably.