Walking on Quicksand

The television of my youth—from Gilligan’s Island to Scooby-Doo—taught me that quicksand is a routine danger of adult life. This was incorrect. As this video demonstrates, quicksand, though it is as common in real life as it was on television, isn’t dangerous. You can walk on it easily. Watch this man with Bay Search and Rescue in northern England stomp on it like a water bed.

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Now try it for yourself on the nearest patch of quicksand. If you’re having trouble locating any, just start running without looking where you’re going.

-via Gifsboom

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When trout fishing along a stream in CNY, I stepped onto a gravel bar and my foot began to sink into it. It really startled me and I quickly pulled my foot out and walked around it. Quick gravel exists. It probably existed there at that particular moment. I never experienced anything like that again.
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For the completely gullible, that only works if you keep moving your feet. Once the mud gets over your feet, getting out will be quite difficult.
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