Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fact of the Day: Safe Quicksand

While many movies and tv shows have people stuck in quicksand in the plot, it's actually almost impossible (due to levels of density) for a person or an animal to be submerged in quicksand.  

13 comments:

  1. Oh darn! My brother and I used to terrorize ourselves with stories of getting stuck in quicksand. We would dare each other to jump over places that sucked down rocks.

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  2. That's pretty dang amazing, Adam! I literally have gone through life based on movies thinking that we could get stuck in quicksand if we ever encountered it. Wow!

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  3. That is an interesting fact that the movies took to extremes.

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  4. That's actually a relief to know lol! Did you ever watch The Princess Bride? There is lightning sand in that movie.

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  5. Ha ha - I wouldn't be testing that theory in Saudi Arabia, here in Australia or any other country that has quick sand.
    I'll stick to the signs..........."BEWARE QUICK SAND", thanks very much.
    Colin

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  6. You wouldn't think so if you'd grown up on Tarzan movies like I did.

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  7. I'm happy to hear that. I think too many movies as a child had me terrified of this happening.

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