A danger lurks in Oslo, not from beneath, but above. A rise in the temperture is melting snow resulting … icicles hanging from all the rooftops. After spending the weekend stepping over and under sticks oddly placed across the pavement, I looked up and realized it was a Norwegian method to barricade the path from the icy threat above.

Oslo’s icicles became a major story this week when a pedestrian in an upscale neighborhood was taken to hospital after receiving an icy blow to the head. His injuries did not turn out to be life-threatening, but the city is now making an all-out effort to remove the icicles and with them the remaining snow that has clogged the streets for the past week.

And I thought DC was dangerous!