Tuesday, April 05, 2011


Where one might find quicksand, I am not sure, but maybe that's why I'm worried about it.

I was sufficiently curious about where exactly to find quicksand to do some investigating. This is what I found out:

Quicksand is not quite the fearsome force of nature that you sometimes see on the big screen. In fact, quicksand is rarely deeper than a few feet. It can occur almost anywhere if the right conditions are present. Quicksand is basically just ordinary sand that has been so saturated with water that the friction between sand particles is reduced. The resulting sand is a mushy mixture of sand and water that 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. In this article, you will learn just how quicksand forms, where it's found and how you can escape its clutches if you find yourself hip-deep in it.

Quicksand is typically not very dangerous, but it’s one of the last things you’d want to run into if you were sandboarding. Check out the sandboarding article, video and images at Discovery’s Fearless Planet to learn more.

So, remember, if caught in quicksand DO NOT STRUGGLE.

Here's a link to where I found this helpful info:


Shirley said...

Gosh, Liza, you have so many wonderful illustrations here! This is such a great that little pup, and hope he runs to fetch some help for the poor soul. I think you should collectively make all of these images into a poster!

Always great to visit and see your work! Hope you're well!

June said...

And how about a remedies poster, for solutions to save everyone from these nightmarish situations!
I'm beginning to get paranoid, but can't help but tune in to see if you have a new one on the blog.
Love that little dog...