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Root, Root, Root for the Rutabagas! (6:46)
Behind every winter sport, there’s probably a founder who was just trying to stay warm and alert through the dark months. That’s the history behind one of the more obscure sports – Rutabaga Curling. David Sommerstein came across the 5th Annual International Rutabaga Curling Championships in Ithaca. He sends this tuber-tossing postcard.

Rutabagas belong to the cruciferous family of vegetables, related to broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprousssts, turnips, and cabbages.

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