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What causes quicksand?


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Quicksand forms when uprising water reduces the friction between sand particles, causing the sand to become "quick."

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Water, clay and sand. Rain fills a hole lined by clay and sand. The viscosity varies but it is easy to escape. One has to shake their foot, one at a time, until it becomes free from the pull. Cannot die in Quicksand, you are more buoyant than water.

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