What the hell IS curling?!

Saw it on the Olympics a few years back. They take a stone with a handle on it and slide it on ice (like an ice skating rink) and there is a team of somewhere around 6 people I think and the sweep the ice with what look like push brooms. When I saw that I couldn't help to think, "Great now sweeping is a sport. Before you know it they'll try to vacuum the ice. This has to be a Canadian sport."

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