Thursday's thumbs

Transparency gets a chilling reception

Posted: February 8, 2018 at 1 a.m.

Below-freezing temperatures and precipitation can produce more than a few undesirable effects. It might be a reduction of the usual friction that keeps braking cars from sliding farther than their drivers ever intended. Or it could be the unnatural contortions a body -- and heaven help us, sometimes bones -- goes through when a simple step on the wrong spot sets arms and legs loose in a tortured struggle to regain control.

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