National Geographic: better late than never

National Geographic posts Curling Quandary: Why Stones Curl the “Wrong” Way.

I would like to point out, for the record, that my column “Why Curling Rocks Curl,” containing the same information (which I’m sure I picked up on from some news item I saw), was posted back in 2004.

It’s interesting to note, by the way, that “curling rocks” and “curling rock” are the top two search terms bringing people to at the moment, and have been for a few days.

UPDATE: Welcome small dead animals! Er…I mean, welcome visitors who came here because of the link Kate posted at small dead animals…take a few moments to look around, and feel free to drop by regularly!

UPDATE 2: For those interested, Dr. Mark Shegelski’s own article on this topic, which he wrote for Canadian Curling News in 2000, is online here.

The article published in the Canadian Journal of Physics which led to a number of news stories and my own column in 2004 is also available online in PDF format.

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