Serendipity. How trained minds recognize that something is different and, in so doing, solve a problem. Yes, I know that is not the definition you will find in a dictionary, which claims it means: the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. Except the concept of serendipity universally occurs in science and technology, and my definition describes how it happens.
So, every time I move to a new town, I learn its history. I did that when I moved to Cambridge and Boston, again in Ann Arbor, Long Beach (CA), Charlottesville, and Alexandria. And, that usually meant that my kids were subjected to those searches and adventures, too.