Photo: Curling Quandary: Why Stones Curl the "Wrong" Way



David Murdoch of Great Britain follows his shot during the February 22 semifinal men's curling match between Finland and Great Britain during the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy.

Canadian scientists think they've solved one of the biggest mysteries of this ancient Scottish game: Why does a curling stone angle in a direction that seems contrary to the laws of physics?

Photograph by Ian Walton/Getty Images


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