Today dawned with the relentless pinging of shards of ice against our windows, signaling the second ice storm in a week. The Boston Globe published an article telling us we should all walk like penguins to avoid injury: shuffling, arms down and slightly out, etc. I had this amusing image of people toddling around on the city sidewalks, tiring and sliding around on their bellies like in March of the Penguins.
However, penguins have several advantages over us. They actually ENJOY slithering around in undignified positions, plus they have three curved toenails on each foot to aid their balance. While we DO have toenails, (a) they'd have to be REALLY long to reach the ground and (b) it would be pretty cold walking around in bare feet!