Curling Is Intense!

by Kiko Matsing

Wow. I didn’t realize how curling can be so intense!

They sweep ahead of the stone to modulate the friction (tribology!) by melting the ice very slightly to alter the stone’s “weight” (speed) and “curl” (trajectory). (See Curling Science at Discover.)

…just an over-sized beer drinking game?

Cheers!

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