Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Olympic Curling stones' special granite comes from Ailsa Craig, Scotland

Not just any rock: curling stones' special granite comes from Scotland

From the study of his run down house, David B. Smith pointed to where the sea crashed against the west coast of Scotland. "Out there," he said, "is Ailsa Craig." Not even a dot on the horizon could be spotted, but the 73-year-old retired judge and curling historian extraordinaire knew the exact location of the island that supplies the granite for the Olympic curling stones.

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