Sir David Attenborough is renowned for, among other things, his documentaries as a natural historians. Programs -- I'm sorry, "programmes" -- most notably his nine Life series. These include the famous The Blue Planet, The Living Planet and Life on Earth. In 2002, he was voted one of the 100 Greatest Britons. (He's also the brother of director Sir Richard Attenborough.)
Among his many studies of nature and wildlife creatures, David Attenborough has now taken up what he says are, "in all my years of exploration, these are the creatures I find most curious." Curlers.
In a hilarious piece commissioned by BBC 1 Radio, Attenborough narrated a study of curling as if it was on of his natural history documentaries. “Here we have a pack of sliding curlers," he intones. "Watch as the alpha female displays her dominance over the herd by tapping the end of the frisking broom to check for rogue insects.” And it goes on from there. This is one of the few times you'll wish that watching curling lasted far longer.
To all those who find the sport of curling utterly bizarre and beyond inexplicable to the point of unwatchable, this may change your view.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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