Science Behind Olympic Curling Confuses Viewers And Physicists Alike

Anna Sloan of Great Britain delivers a stone during the Curling Womens' bronze Medal match between Great Britain and Japan on day fifteen of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Curling Centre on February 24, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

The U.S. men's curling team, who took home the gold, were surprised when they were accidentally awarded medallions that read "Women's Curling" on Saturday. But that's likely not the only thing that surprises them. In fact, the sport itself has left scientists in awe too.

If you've never watched the fascinating sport, here's a quick rundown of what curlin—"