Short about Curling
Curling is a sport in which players slide stones across a sheet of ice towards a target area.
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Canada is the world leader in curling and has won 27 of a possible 42 Men's World Championships.
Curling has been an olympic sport since 1998.
Curling player Paul Gowsell once ordered a pizza to ice level during a match, briefly earning him the nickname “Pizza Paul”.
A curling rink in Halifax, Canada, was used as a temporary morgue for bodies recovered from the Titanic disaster.
Curling was founded by Scots in 1541,
There is about 1,2 million registered curling players in the world.
The first World Championship was held in 1958.
The maximum weight of a curling stone is 44 pounds or 20 kilograms.
The oldest know curling stone bears the date 1511.
In Canada curling is as popular as ice hockey.
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