• An Erratum to this article was published on 21 February 1931


I HAVE read with considerable interest the letter on curling by W. H. Macaulay and Brig.-General G. E. Smith in NATURE of Jan. 10, in which they attribute the final twist of the curling-stone to regelation. But surely the time has come when regelation in this connexion should be relegated to the place of a laboratory myth, and might almost disappear from element-are text-books. In 1921 the late Sir George Beilby produced his famous book on “Aggregation and Flow of Solids” (Macmillan and Co., Ltd.) and showed that these familiar ice problems can only be explained on the theory of surface and mass flow.

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LOWNDES, A. Curling. Nature 127, 237 (1931).

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