3% of all movies in the 1960s featureed quicksand slate.com/articles/health…
Since quicksand is saturated with water, we float and therefore cannot drown in it. We can only die by getting stuck for too long. thescienceexplorer.com/na…
The earliest recorded film accident occurred in 1914, in Across the Border. The lead actress, Grace McHugh, fell into a river while filming. The lead cinematographer Owen Carter went after her and helped her onto a nearby sandbar, that turned out to be quicksand. They sadly drowned in it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
To free yourself from wet quicksand, just to release one foot, you would need a force equivalent of the strength to lift a medium-sized car - and sinking isn't what kills you, but being stuck and the incoming high tide. bbc.com/future/story/2016…
It is virtually impossible to die from quicksand in the way movies portray this. britannica.com/story/how-…
Humans are unlikely to sink entirely into quicksand due to the higher density of the fluid: quicksand has a density of about 2 grams per milliliter, while human density is only about 1 gram per milliliter. A human would descend about up to their waist, but no further. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qui…
It's impossible to drown in quicksand thenakedscientists.com/ar…
Quicksand alone is considered harmless, and it's impossible for humans or animals to actually drown in. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qui…
Quicksand itself is actually harmless; it is less dense than people so sinking entirely into it is impossible. The danger comes from continuing to struggle, which can lead a person to be stuck, and fall victim to tides, weather, dehydration, or even hungry animals. bbc.com/future/story/2016…
Quicksand scenes appeared in 3% of all movies in the 1960s, but claims of REAL human deaths by quicksand are nonexistant or poorly supported. (more in comments) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tal…
You CANNOT drown in quicksand. thenakedscientists.com/HT…
On that set of 1914 movie Across the Border, the crew watched helplessly as Owen Carter and the woman he had saved from downing, Grace McHugh, sunk into quicksand. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Nearly 3% of American films in the 1960's contained scenes involving quicksand slate.com/articles/health…
In 1915 a man, after being buried alive by quicksand, was able to survive 48 hours 25ft underground with an improvised divers helmet made out of a barrel and a hose chroniclingamerica.loc.go…
In 1692, an earthquake caused the ground under Port Royal to liquefy, effectively becoming quicksand, and that two thirds of the town subsequently sunk into the ground, killing thousands. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Por…
Removing one's foot from quicksand at a speed of .01 m/s (.02 mph) can take as much force as lifting a medium-sized car. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qui…
3% of all movies made in the 1960's featured someone sinking into quicksand or mud. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qui…
Quicksand isn't dangerous, Adam and Jamie from Mythbusters got in a tub of it and floated at waist height. Deaths from quicksand are likely due to exposure. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myt…
There's such a thing as an Ant Lion that uses quicksand like traps to capture trap jaw ants. sciencechannel.com/tv-sho…
People sinking in quicksand to their deaths is a myth en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qui…
Dry quicksand is a scientifically proven concept. Reports of people disappearing into the sand were considered strictly folklore until 2004, though it has still never been documented in nature. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/D…
You CANNOT drown in quicksand! thenakedscientists.com/HT…
A 2005 study showed, due to it's density, it is physically impossible for a human to be entirely sucked under quicksand nature.com/nature/journal…
There are people who have a fetish with quicksand radiolab.org/story/quicks…
It is actually not possible to drown in quicksand !!! todayilearned.co.uk/2012/…
If you stuck in quicksand, the best way to get out is to backstroke.
In nature, quicksand is nothing like the deadly stuff on tv and in movies. straightdope.com/columns/…
A donkey will sink in quicksand but a mule will not. bored.com/greatfacts/
If you lay on your back and raise your legs you won't sink in quicksand. wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_do…
Heavy ground shaking during earthquakes can cause solid soils to lose strength and liquefy, similar to that of quicksand. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soi…
How to get out of quicksand. wikihow.com/Get-out-of-Qu…
The Qattara Depression in Egypt is the largest sinkhole on earth. It is 50 miles long and 75 miles wide and is also filled with quicksand-like sludge. It could be used to create a massive hydroelectric power source. webecoist.momtastic.com/2…
You can't actually drown in quicksand (with the exception of going headfirst) physorg.com/news6875.html
There are people with a quicksand fetish. slate.com/id/2264312/

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