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Old 02-19-2014, 07:57 AM
Thud Thud is offline
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Default Re: Curling at Winter Olympics

First time I saw curling, I thought they were mad. All that scrubbing.

Turns out there is science in it. When they scrub the ice the friction melts the top layer and makes it more slippery. The stone goes that much further, several feet in fact and so they can stop it pretty much where they want.
It's only when they make a mistake that they lose.

Most curling in the UK takes place in Scotland. Just listen to the UK ladies team! That's the genuine Scots accent.
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