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Watch out! Frozen swords of ice

If temperatures rise, huge icicles will turn into falling daggers

Danger lurks behind the beauty of the deep freeze. This was brought home to a Copenhagen man recently, who had to be put into an artificial coma in hospital after being struck by a falling icicle.

The picture above, showing a structure a bit like stalactites from a cave ceiling, was taken by Sabine Fischer, information specialist at the University of Copenhagen.

She urges readers to »look up, enjoy the sight, and see if they are about to come crashing down.«

To this we may add: Don’t stand directly below.