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“We have given you, O Adam, no visage proper to yourself, nor endowment properly your own, in order that whatever place, whatever form, whatever gifts you may, with premeditation, select, these same you may have and possess through your own judgement and decision […] We have made you a creature neither of heaven nor of earth, neither mortal nor immortal, in order that you may, as the free and proud shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer.”
Oration on the Dignity of Man – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

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Alcohol, a dangerous molecule

published on 13.11.2019

The ancient Greeks were very fond of social celebrations, and called them “symposia,” which literally means “to drink together”. The reporter Pere Renom organizes a scientific symposium with a group of friends, to drink together and analyze how alcohol affects them. We will understand what causes alcohol toxicity, why it causes addiction, what determines its […]

The caganer

published on 18.04.2017

It is often said that Catalans are eschatological. They have the “caganer”, a figure of the Christmas manger of a man defecating, they also have the “tió” a trunk of tree that shits gifts at Christmas, and in the industrial field they have the company Roca, one of the most important of the world in […]

Leather, skin forever

published on 21.01.2015

Despite the evolution of textile, leather remains an irreplaceable material in items as diverse as footwear, balls or motorbike suits. We travel from the slaughterhouse to the tannery to understand how calf skin is removed and how is it turned into leather. Speakers Miquel Vila, advisor at Guild of Tanners Igualada; Teresa Mir, Head of […]

Story of a sausage

published on 19.10.2011

The sausage is a meat product of high nutritional value and long tradition in our country. Indeed Vic can be considered the world capital of this sausage. But the whole process of development takes place in Vic? In Quèquicom we will reconstruct the complete story of a sausage. Based on the traceability of the labels […]

Human towers

published on 30.09.2011

People involved in human towers use power wisely to lift buildings up to 10 meters high and 800 participants. Previously guided intuitively, now apply a refined technique that includes knowledge of physics, architecture, biomechanics, physiology and psychology, in order to improve performance and security. “Quèquicom” discusses many of these principles helped by Jaume Rosset, medical […]

The wood of Pallars region

published on 11.10.2006

The reporter and biologist Pere Renom navigates on a raft through the rapids of the river Noguera Pallaresa. This type of boat was used to transport the wood. Pallars (Lleida) has been, since ancient times, an area of timber production as it has large forest areas and an extensive river network that facilitated transport. The […]