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10 Facts About Curling

Every few years, curling seems to get so much TV coverage, and many people just don't know so much about it. Here are some facts about curling that may help you get to know the sport, and maybe make you just a little smarter than your friends!

The game is a bit like shuffleboard on ice. It began in Scotland in the 1500's, and uses granite stones that way between 38 and 44 pounds.

Each curler wears two different types of shoes. One that glides on the ice smoothly, and one that grips the ice.

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