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Published:January 7th, 2011 13:39 EST

Hundreds Of Swedes Call Dangerous Icicle Hotline

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Swedish authorities said a hotline for citizens to report dangerously dangling icicles in the capital has received about 600 calls so far this winter."

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Life is very tenuous -- you never know when your time will come and you will be hit by lightning, run over by a truck or die of a heart attack. 

We have plenty of things to worry about: Death birds falling on us, bills, lack of health insurance... The last thing a person needs is to worry about dangerously dangling icicles. No wonder Sweden has a very high suicide rate. 

Dangling icicles is a very good reason never to vacation in Sweden. 

I believe that life is absurd, but that doesn`t mean I want to be impaled by an icicle. 

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