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Facts & Finer Points

Fact 1:
Canada is the world leader in curling and has won 27 of a possible 42 Men’s World Championships.

Fact 2:
Curling has been an olympic sport since 1998.

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Fact 3:
Curling player Paul Gowsell once ordered a pizza to ice level during a match, briefly earning him the nickname “Pizza Paul”.

Fact 4:
A curling rink in Halifax, Canada, was used as a temporary morgue for bodies recovered from the Titanic disaster.

Fact 5:
Curling was founded by Scots in 1541,

Fact 6:
There is about 1,2 million registered curling players in the world.

Fact 7:
The first World Championship was held in 1958.

Fact 8:
The maximum weight of a curling stone is 44 pounds or 20 kilograms.

Fact 9:
The oldest know curling stone bears the date 1511.

Fact 10:
In Canada curling is as popular as ice hockey.

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