published on the website of the German Society of Orthopaedics
and Trauma Surgery said that walking like the aquatic birds
involves leaning the torso forward so that the centre of gravity
is on the front leg.
A drawing attached to the advisory explains that when humans
walk normally, body weight is split almost evenly over both
legs, which the surgeons say increases the risk of losing one's
balance and falling on slippery surfaces.
Municipal authorities in Berlin were criticized over their
failure to sprinkle the capital's pavements with rock salt in
January 2014 despite warnings of a freeze from meteorologists.
As a result, rescue services received more than 750 emergency
calls and emergency rooms were overstretched with patients with
Temperatures in Berlin are expected to plunge to -10 degrees
Centigrade (14 Fahrenheit) on Saturday.
(Reporting by Joseph Nasr; editing by Mark Heinrich)
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