Quark Stories

Quodlibet

Quodlibet Quodlibet was a pair of very strange and scholarly Quarks bound together in a Mesonic marriage. Strange, because here were two contrasting characters in constant conflict. One was the opposite of the other. Scholarly, because Quodlibet was very steeped in spirituality and a maestro musically. Quodlibet divided days between debating elaborate and esoteric elements […]

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Quantum

Quantum Of all the Quarks, the original was Quantum. Quarks, are very, very small. They are part of the family of fundamental particles, smaller than an atom. They are found in families of two or three. Quantum was the first nuclear family. Not very many people understand Quarks. They are very mysterious. There is a […]

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Querty

Querty Querty was a Quark. Quarks are very, very small, and always travel in twos or threes. Quarks have very short but superb lives. Some spin, as Querty did. Some are colourful as Querty was. Some are charming and Querty most certainly was enchanting. From the moment Querty was born as an up, up down […]

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Quirky and Quite

Quirky and Quite Once upon a time there was a Quark called Quirky. Now you have probably never heard of Quarks before, because they are very small and very hard to see. It is said that Quarks either come in twos or threes, never on their own. It is also believed that they spin – […]

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Quaker

Quaker A rebel Quark, that’s what Quaker was. Quarks are strange, though some are charming. But even in the weird world of Quarks, Quaker was odd and unconventional. Quaker’s family were named because they shook, or quaked. Now that is not surprising among Quarks. They are always vibrating, whirling, spinning. But Quaker wanted, more than […]

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Quandary

Quandary Quarks are so small as to be invisible but they are in each of us. The problem is that we do not know what they are going to do next. So let me introduce you to Quandary, a strange, top, down, puzzled Quark. Quandary is always wondering ‘What if?’ Decisions are very hard for […]

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Quaint

Quaint Perhaps it is a matter of taste as to what you think is quaint. Sometimes we might say a person dressed in unfashionable clothes is quaint. Or an old piece of china might be quaint. What makes a Quark quaint? You might well ask.  It might be a delicate shade of colour, or a […]

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Queue

Queue It is not often that you see lots of Quarks together. In fact you cannot see Quarks at all, but you can detect if they are there. They are very, very small particles that travel very, very fast. It has taken lots of brilliant scientists a long time using a huge machine called a […]

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Quoit

Quoit Quoit is playful Quark, continuing the family tradition, which stretches back longer than most people can remember. In fact Quarks have been around since the year dot, and the family of Quoits were there at the first Olympics. They were good at throwing the discus, for which spinning like a Quark certainly helps. Quoit […]

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