Feet, rather than fists, are the most dangerous bodily weapon. When researchers looked at the records of 25,000 patients in Wales who were hospitalized due to violent altercations, they found that for those people who had been attacked with someone’s feet were the most likely to be injured. This is valuable knowledge for men who fear being attacked by stronger bullies.

Almost two thirds of the patients studied reported being attacked by just one assailant, and around one in five injuries were inflicted using a weapon of some sort, about equally divided between sharp and blunt objects. The use of weapons was significantly more likely to cause serious injury than the use of body parts, so your feet won’t be much of a help if the other person has a weapon.
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