Scientists at Uppsala University in Sweden have figured out why the curling stone curls. We made this infographic to explain the mechanism! ...

Week 7 - Hockey/Skating - Scientists at Uppsala University in Sweden have figured out why the curling stone curls. We made this infographic to explain the mechanism!

Curling origins begin in Scotland in 1541. Curling was introduced to America in the 1830's by Scottish soldiers.  There are 135 curling clubs in the United States mostly found in northern states.

Curling origins begin in Scotland in Curling was introduced to America in the by Scottish soldiers. There are 135 curling clubs in the United States mostly found in northern states.

Canada's gold medal curling team— Adam Enright, Ben Hebert, Marc Kennedy, John Morris, and Kevin Martin—celebrate after the medals ceremony after the Vancouver Winter Olympics men's curling final match. (Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

Canada's gold medal curling team— Adam Enright, Ben Hebert, Marc Kennedy, John Morris, and Kevin Martin—celebrate after the medals ceremony after the Vancouver Winter Olympics men's curling final match.

Duluth Curling Club Team Circa 1894

Duluth Curling Club Team Circa 1894

Idaburn, Central Otago. The tradition of curling has been a part of life in Central Otago for many generations... http://www.centralotagonz.com/winter-sports

Idaburn, Central Otago. The tradition of curling has been a part of life in Central Otago for many generations... http://www.centralotagonz.com/winter-sports

Wausau WI was previously called Big Bull Falls... but the man who put Wausau on the map was Walter Duncan McIndoe, a Scotsman from Dombartonshire... he was already long dead (1873) by the time this photo was taken but he might have kown this location very intimately

Curling on the Loch, Lenzie, East Dunbartonshire 1910

The Blackstone Hill Curling Club gathers for the Naseby bonspiel in 1909. Photo by the Otago Witness.

The Blackstone Hill Curling Club gathers for the Naseby bonspiel in Photo by the Otago Witness. Otago New Zealand

an old sports card featuring curling..

an old sports card featuring curling.

Men playing on a rink in St. Moritz, Switzerland. 1947. From LIFE.

Men playing on a rink in St.

Curling fans cheer on Canada skip Brad Jacobs and his team during their game against Norway at the World Men's Curling Championships in Victoria, British Columbia April 2, 2013. REUTERS/Andy Clark

Curling fans cheer on Canada skip Brad Jacobs and his team during their game against Norway at the World Men's Curling Championships in Victoria, British Columbia April REUTERS/Andy Clark

Women's Curling Champs, Lethbridge, Alberta, February 29, 1956. #sports #curling #vintage #Canada #1950s

Women's Curling Champs, Lethbridge, Alberta, February 29, 1956. #sports #curling #vintage #Canada #1950s

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