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A Regular Guy Tries to Compete at Olympic-Level Curling

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 25, 2022

In this video, complete curling novice Clay Skipper spends a day getting trained up by some of the best curlers in world and then tries to apply what he’s learned in a doubles match. This is actually really interesting and well-done — not only do you get a good overview of the rules and strategy of curling, you also see the progression of coaching & learning, from the basic approach (that will get the stone down the pitch) to fine-tuning techniques to reliably place your shots where you want them. Oh, and you can see just how difficult it is to play at a high level.

See also The Worst NBA Player Is Way Better Than You.

David Attenborough narrates curling

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 19, 2014

BBC Radio 1 recorded David Attenborough doing nature-style commentary for curling:

For the curious, here are the rules of and other assorted information about curling.

A collection of “stupid nude calendars”. I

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 16, 2006

A collection of “stupid nude calendars”. I confess that I found this while looking for photos from the racy curling calendar…but I came away empty-handed. (Only slightly NSFW.)