How Quicksand Works


Subject:
Geology , Public Health & Safety , Minerals , Accident Prevention

Description:
Details about quicksand, which is "just ordinary sand that has been so saturated with water that the friction between sand particles is reduced. The resulting sand ... can no longer support any weight. If you step into quicksand, it won't suck you down. However, your movements will cause you to dig yourself deeper into it." Includes material about how quicksand forms and how you can escape from it. From How Stuff Works.

Creator:
Bonsor, Kevin

Publisher:
HowStuffWorks, Inc.

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.howstuffworks.com/quicksand.htm


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