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Curling

Curling

Curling is a game played on ice by rinks or teams, of four players. Each player, alternating with his opposite number in the opposing rink, throws two polished stones weighing 40 pounds to a circular 'house', 12 feet in diameter drawn on the ice at a distance of 42 yards. The game is believed to have originated in Lowland Scotland in the 16th century. Its popularity increased until by the end of the 19th century there was scarcely a village or parish that did not have its curling club. It was a social activity in which men of all ranks could participate without regard to wealth or social status.

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