When my knees point straight forward, my ankles cannot touch. I found that so surprising. I remember an army buddy of mine telling me that I had bow legs, but I did not believe him. I only thought to look up the information now. I guess that I was kind of wrong.
He was wrong too. According to the definitions, bow legs are when your knees cannot touch.
I was wrong in that I thought that my legs were straight and normal. It turns out that I probably have knock knees. Some photos and discussion might help to explain it.
I wonder bow legs and knock knees affect physical coordination. If it does, then that would explain a lot.