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Also known as: Quick Response Code

A QR, or Quick Response, Code is a square black and white code, much like a bar code, that is read by a QR-specific code reader, including some cell phones. It encodes a description of the product it is on. To enable updating of these descriptions, it may include a web site address with the most recent description. As businesses try to figure out ways to take advantage of this additional information-delivery method, it is being used on t-shirts and boutique beer bottle labels to take users to a game. More information is available at Wikipedia, here.

Also known as: Quidditch on the Ground

Quidditch is a game introduced in the Harry Potter books.  As the child wizards-in-training in the books could fly on magic brooms, they had developed a game in which they flew their brooms while trying to kick or throw balls through a hoop.

This game has been modified for non-wizards to play on the ground, running with a broom between your legs. Hoops are on the ground to throw or kick a ball through. This game is also called Quidditch on the ground. It started on college campuses in New England and now has national tournaments.

The typewriter keyboard that became the standard is sometimes referred to by the letters across the top left row of the keyboard, just below the numbers, QWERTY. On the right side of the top row, you will see UIP to finish the row, but QWERTY is how this keyboard layout is identified.