Jan
27
2011
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When’s the best time to ride the Metro in your underwear?

no-pants-metro-ridePerhaps you’ve had the urge to ride your local mass transit system without your trousers or skirt, proudly displaying your underwear. Perhaps it would provide a frisson that’s missing from your life. The only problem is that you’d be a bit shy to do it. So when is the best time to ride your local [more…]

Jan
25
2011
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What is a Bowden cable?

bowden-cableThe odds are that you have used at least one Bowden cable, and that you know pretty well how one works. You just didn’t know what it is called. Right! The brake and gearshift cables on a bicycle are Bowden cables, as is the cable release for an older camera. (The cable was screwed into [more…]

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Jan
14
2011
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What can be red, white, black or yellow and is wet?

red-yellow-white-black-lipsSome people may immediately think that the flag of the German Reich—or the Nazi flag—is red, white, black and yellow (with gold fringes for the yellow). But they did not read the question carefully; it asks about one color or the other. So maybe tulips? There are red, white and yellow tulips, and more seldom, [more…]

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Jan
12
2011
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What cricket jokes are circulating at the expense of the Aussies?

rusty-wicketThe Australian cricketers performed rather poorly in the 2010-11 Ashes Series against the English. Bear in mind that England has a population almost three times that of Australia. Not surprisingly a raft of jokes is now circulating at the expense of the Aussie cricketers. A regular Quezi reader, Probo, has made sure that we are [more…]

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Jan
12
2011
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What knitting accessories make good gifts?

Victorian knitting basket, apron, needle caseDo you keep your yarn in a hand-woven basket or a plastic bag? Do you keep your knitting needles in an embroidered case or a mass-produced box?  If you’re choosing a gift for a knitting friend, or for yourself, attractive needle cases or knitting bags are an obvious first choice. Most people who enjoy crafts [more…]

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Jan
12
2011
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What is Columbia, South Carolina city profile?

columbia city profileColumbia is the capital of South Carolina and the state’s largest city.  The city was specifically created to be the state capital by the South Carolina General Assembly in 1786.  Prior to that The Congarees, a frontier fort on the west bank of the Congaree River, was the site of a ferry established in 1754 [more…]

Jan
08
2011
3

Who and What is Quezi?

what is quezi?Who and what is Quezi? Well, first of all, Quezi is an attempt to ‘open the world to the world’ with a variety of articles, not only about the world, its geography, great cities, etc, but about topics within that world many have never even heard or thought of.  Have you ever heard of the [more…]

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