Curling has been
described as chess on ice, but with more shouting! Think Wall Street traders…
..but more slippery. One of the world’s
oldest team sports, curling, originated in the
16th century in Scotland, where games were played on
frozen ponds and lochs. Scottish immigrants
brought the game to Canada in the 18th century, where
curling fever quickly swept the nation. (BURNING QUESTIONS
WINTER GAMES EDITION) (WHY SO MUCH SHOUTING
IN CURLING?) Today, one million
Canadians play regularly with millions more
watching major tournaments, or bonspiels, on television. To the casual observer, it may
look like it requires little skill
apart from Herculean sweeping ability. But, in reality,
curling is one the most tactical, intricate sports
around. What is really going
on between the sheets – that’s actually what they
call the playing surface, I’m not being weird –
and how do you know your back line from your biter? Here’s how the magic happens. Teams of four all play sliding
a 20kg stone from one end of the sheet to the other. 20kg, that’s like
1,000 pieces of sushi or 6,400 teabags,
if you’re from the UK. Scoring is simple –
you get a point with each stone closer
to the bull’s-eye or bottom than any of the
other teams’ stones. Kind of like bowls, but on
ice and without old people. By the way, did you know that
almost all curling stones come from an island off the
coast of Ayrshire in Scotland called Ailsa Craig? The 240-acre craig is home
to the blue-honed granite, which is used in the stones. So far, so simple, right? Now…
the strategy comes in. There are three main
types of shot – guards, draws and takeouts. Guards block the house,
or scoring zone. Draws are designed to
get around the guards and land in the house,
often using physics-defying curling moves. Takeouts are hard
shots that knock the other stones out of play. Teams have to plot how to get
their stones into the house while maintaining
a line of defence so the other team can’t
pull off a takeout. And they say chess is hard! I mean, to be fair,
I find snap hard. To guide the stones across
the ice, curlers use brooms. But these are no
ordinary brooms. They’re made from fibreglass
or carbon fibre and a hollow to allow
for faster sweeping. Ow! Sorry! I thought he was
still there. Curling is a vocal sport
because the captains have to shout instructions
to their sweepers as they help the
stone travel. While it all might
seem like white noise, there are, in fact,
some specific commands the skippers employ. If you’ve ever wondered what
they’re actually saying, fear not. Just for you, we have put
together the Burning Questions
Curling Glossary. Let’s start with the basics. “Hurry!” – this means sweep as
fast as you can. “Hurry hard!” – sweep as fast
as you can with downward pressure. Yeah, got it? “Clean!” – not, no,
go clean your room, but an instruction to keep
the broom down on the ice without much pressure
to clear away anything that could disrupt
the momentum of the stone. And finally… “Die!” If you hear the skipper shout
this, do not panic. They’re not challenging
the other team to a fight to the death. It simply means they
want the sweepers to stop sweeping a rock. Clear? The good news is, while
it is extremely skilled, curlers come in all
shapes, sizes, and ages, so who knows? Maybe it’s
not too late for me. Die! We’re not done, yet. We’ve got more Olympic stories for you! Subscribe to our YouTube channel. It is right there! Don’t be shy! Click on the button!

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97 thoughts on “What are those curlers actually shouting? | Burning Questions

  • February 18, 2018 at 5:01 pm
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    This guy is from football republic

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  • February 18, 2018 at 5:01 pm
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    Yo

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  • February 18, 2018 at 5:02 pm
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    2nd comment

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  • February 18, 2018 at 5:14 pm
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    제목엔 한글이 있는데 자막이 없네요 한글자막 부탁드립니다

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  • February 18, 2018 at 5:21 pm
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    CANADIANS…..its do or DIE…..😂😂😂😂like….spartans….its do or DIE ….😂😂😂

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  • February 18, 2018 at 5:35 pm
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    if you can play it in your driveway its not an olympic sport

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  • February 18, 2018 at 5:38 pm
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    The center or bullseye is called the button, not the bottom! LoL

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  • February 18, 2018 at 5:39 pm
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    It is so profoundly lame that this YouTube channel and NBC Sports YouTube channel does not cover the Olympic curling events but also feed these inane clips about the, "rules" of curling and the cultural intricacies of the sport, just hoping their audiences are just as ignorant of the sport as they are.NBC is doing a horrible job of covering this year's Olympics.

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  • February 18, 2018 at 6:27 pm
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    Rich countries can put any sport in the Olympics for more medals

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  • February 18, 2018 at 6:52 pm
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    Pierdzieli głupoty

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  • February 18, 2018 at 6:56 pm
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    "Die" does not mean "to stop sweeping". A stone "dies" when it loses speed faster than expected and comes to a stop short of the expected location. That's the only use of the word in Curling. To "kill" a stone means to take it out completely (as opposed to tapping it back).
    "Off", "right off", "no", "woah", "never", "don't even look at it" etc. are used to instruct sweepers to stop sweeping.

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  • February 18, 2018 at 7:49 pm
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    Thanks for the instructive video

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  • February 18, 2018 at 8:04 pm
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    …. and yet I'm still confused 😭

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  • February 18, 2018 at 8:34 pm
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    Thanks

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  • February 18, 2018 at 8:48 pm
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    Die 😈

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  • February 18, 2018 at 9:24 pm
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    Watch this on NBC sports during curling Norway versus South Korea and it seems Norwegian is fairly understandable when shouting during curling unliked Korean language South Korean version but different if it's north korean version was used in curling

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  • February 18, 2018 at 10:44 pm
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    They're not ordinary brooms?

    Sooo… you could fly on them, Harry Potter style?

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  • February 18, 2018 at 11:21 pm
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    Instead just show a comparision. Two balls or whatever you call it going the same speed. One is with sweep and the other without. I want to see what effect the sweeping has.

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  • February 19, 2018 at 4:00 am
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    HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRD!!!

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  • February 19, 2018 at 10:47 am
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    なるほどー 少ししかわかりません😅

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  • February 19, 2018 at 11:32 am
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    Cadê a tradução?

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  • February 19, 2018 at 12:16 pm
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    this is fun hahahahahahahhahahahaha

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  • February 19, 2018 at 1:39 pm
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    The dumbest sport ever , is it even sport , or is it a stupid game ? Can't stand it

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  • February 19, 2018 at 3:19 pm
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    please have professionalism in explanation videos. It's hard to follow when explained while pretending to be a weakling.

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  • February 20, 2018 at 1:27 am
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    "IM Soo BOREdddUHHh"

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  • February 20, 2018 at 11:50 am
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    borrrrring

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  • February 20, 2018 at 11:58 am
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    Lmao

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  • February 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm
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    The sound waves from your voice push that thing farther or what?

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  • February 20, 2018 at 12:29 pm
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    I wonder which liberal idiot thought pushing rocks should be an Olympic sport.

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  • February 20, 2018 at 12:49 pm
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    Terrible video

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  • February 20, 2018 at 1:37 pm
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    shouldn't they scream in different languages ?

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  • February 20, 2018 at 1:56 pm
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    good work

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  • February 20, 2018 at 2:01 pm
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    But the sweepers scream too?

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  • February 20, 2018 at 2:30 pm
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    What's next? – Snowman building?

    Edit: Sorry libtards, I meant (cough) . . .snowperson.

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  • February 20, 2018 at 3:20 pm
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    I'm only interested in curling because one of the Korean female players is really pretty.

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  • February 20, 2018 at 3:29 pm
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    This guy is Billy Mays effeminate son.

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  • February 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm
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    Yep. Yep.YEAH. WOAAAAH

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  • February 20, 2018 at 4:05 pm
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    sports that are actully risky are worth seeing for money. Anyone can one day try this, but skiing and snowboarding take courage just to try and extremly hard work to get better at with a chance to ruin your body at every jump.

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  • February 20, 2018 at 4:36 pm
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    It’s an extreme contact sport

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  • February 20, 2018 at 5:40 pm
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    This guy looks like jack black

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  • February 20, 2018 at 5:48 pm
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    Dumb sport

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  • February 20, 2018 at 5:54 pm
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    Absolute most stupid event in the Olympics…..

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  • February 20, 2018 at 6:47 pm
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    They could put they're sweeping talent to Better use by starting a cleaning company.

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  • February 20, 2018 at 7:36 pm
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    How is this a sport again?

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  • February 21, 2018 at 6:23 am
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    Those aren't throwing rocks, rather bombs by Canada to blow up the US

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  • February 21, 2018 at 10:14 am
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    What is that🤔

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  • February 22, 2018 at 3:27 am
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    It's like shufflepuck or bocce/petantque on ice.

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  • February 22, 2018 at 10:57 pm
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    he has a bad sense of humour

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  • February 23, 2018 at 12:18 am
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    Illegal broom head.

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  • February 23, 2018 at 3:15 am
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    Fus Ro Dah!

    Whoooooah!

    Oops!

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  • February 23, 2018 at 7:34 am
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    LLOYD GRIFFITHS?????????????????????? WUT???

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  • February 23, 2018 at 8:14 pm
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    The "die" part tickled me 😂

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  • February 24, 2018 at 3:21 pm
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    Go team Kim Go team Kim!!!!

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  • February 24, 2018 at 6:28 pm
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    looks fun

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  • February 24, 2018 at 7:17 pm
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    20kg is 44 pounds. You could say that instead of trying to compare the weight to sushi for some asinine reason.

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  • February 24, 2018 at 9:55 pm
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    Is this in my recommendations because the US won gold for the first time in Curling?

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  • February 25, 2018 at 2:45 am
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    it's possible to present information without the lame attempts at humor. you do both information and humor injustice when you don't know how to properly mix them.

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  • February 25, 2018 at 2:52 pm
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    This sport is as boring as golf. Which means it's EXTREMELY boring.

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  • February 25, 2018 at 3:39 pm
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    영미!!영미!!!

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  • February 25, 2018 at 6:56 pm
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    Someone out there besides me that actually finds this interesting? Don't call me boring, please.

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  • February 26, 2018 at 6:29 am
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    OH MY GAWD! It's the guy who does Every Premier League Team in 90 seconds guy!

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  • February 26, 2018 at 10:07 am
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    IOC DOES NOW THE MOST DIRTY WORK, TURN THE SPORTS TO THE MUD, THE CORRUPTED GUIDE FOR ALL THE HISTORY OF THE OLYMPIAD! DISCREDITED THE FULLY OLYMPIAD !! NORWEGIAN ASTHMATICS IOC EXAMPLE OF THEIR FREEDOMS

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  • February 26, 2018 at 10:17 am
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    Reaper loves this game

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  • February 26, 2018 at 4:46 pm
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    I hate humor/comedy in sport clips

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  • February 26, 2018 at 11:51 pm
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    otherwise the game will bored you to death !!

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  • February 27, 2018 at 1:55 am
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    This sport is even stupider than my life

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  • February 28, 2018 at 2:56 am
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    Pongan subtitulos compas >:v

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  • February 28, 2018 at 6:41 pm
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    YEONGMI YEONGMI YAAAAA!!

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  • March 1, 2018 at 10:16 am
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    What does youngmi means?

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  • March 1, 2018 at 2:34 pm
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    Should've included PyeongChang's famous YOUNGMIIIIIII!!!!!!!

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  • March 1, 2018 at 5:14 pm
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    you forgot to include "Yeongmi" 영미???

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  • March 3, 2018 at 9:35 am
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    This would be a lot better if you edited out his stupid jokes.

    Not everything has to be funny.

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  • March 3, 2018 at 2:10 pm
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    A fiendish thingie!

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  • March 5, 2018 at 4:06 am
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    curling is fun

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  • March 10, 2018 at 9:27 pm
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    is this an actual sport?

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  • March 11, 2018 at 4:52 am
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    And so many real sports are waiting to get into Olympics losing to this stuff.

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  • March 12, 2018 at 10:59 am
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    No! Those explanations are wrong.

    The reason why they shout is when they shout, the sound wave helps the stone to change speed or direction. So when they shout very loudly from the right side, the stone will change its direction to the left….

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  • March 12, 2018 at 3:25 pm
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    Curling seems so funny

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  • March 14, 2018 at 11:18 am
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    Instead of Die why didn't they just used the word stop? Is there a story behind it? Lol

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  • April 4, 2018 at 9:47 am
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    Just stop…just stop with your humor it's not funny

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  • April 4, 2018 at 1:29 pm
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    Curling isn't a sport

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  • April 15, 2018 at 11:42 pm
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    nice to know there's a British Jack Black

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  • May 30, 2018 at 2:07 pm
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    It’s like bowling

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  • July 18, 2018 at 1:37 am
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    all I hear is… " Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh"

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  • August 16, 2018 at 9:31 am
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    Such a weird sport…

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  • September 22, 2018 at 12:25 am
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    I rather say it's carrom on ice

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  • September 25, 2018 at 8:28 pm
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    …still boring 🙂

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  • October 27, 2018 at 10:52 am
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    Jack Black needn't worry.

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  • November 15, 2018 at 2:59 am
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    when neanderthal simple games got exaggerated..

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  • November 24, 2018 at 5:26 am
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    Y'know, you remind me of Jack Black…

    …I HATE Jack Black.

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  • November 27, 2018 at 1:08 pm
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    Now i know that the one yelling doesn't actually cheer for the stone

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  • December 6, 2018 at 7:08 am
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    This is hillarious. I hope he will host the summer olympic burning questions

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  • January 15, 2019 at 5:17 pm
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    Curling is not a sport. Fight me.

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  • April 4, 2019 at 10:26 pm
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    I've never played Curling, but I did watch it a lot of the Olympic games in the past decade. It seems to me that they all try really hard the entire game, but whoever gets the last shot at the end seems to win the set. I could be wrong, but that's just what i've noticed from my limited viewing experience.

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