How To Survive Quicksand

Submitted by: misscutieroo 8 years ago in Science

Bill Nye explaining quicksand and what to do if you happen to find yourself standing in it. Take notes.
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Male 468
we need to watch bill nye every week in science so after 3 weeks i memorized his theme song
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Male 41
and about gettin out, well... well i uh..... i havent really figured that part out yet lol xD bill nye is stupid funny :-D
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Female 15,763
I thought Mythbusters busted quicksand...?
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Female 354
I LOVE BILL NYE!! This made me soooo happy
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Male 44
back stroke?
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Female 2,064
Oh goodness I love Bill Nye. He`s the Chuck Norris of science. :3
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Male 906
lol tay-dor. nice.
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Male 176
What about that scene in Lawrence of Arabia when the young guy goes down in loose dry sand and disappears?
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Female 710
Yay, Bill Nye!
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Male 265
Here`s an early Bill Nye skit before he became the famous Science Guy...

Speed Walker

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Male 328
let good `ol bear grylls teach you about quicksand.
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Male 506
damnit, the video isn`t available.
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Male 2,506
quick sand is a myth
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Male 15
>last time i checked rivers dont have tides

When was the last time you checked?

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Male 4,793
god lionhart is full of pwn tonight, i love it so much. and bill nye is 1/5 god.
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Male 2,245
bill nye makes bear grylls look like a pansy.
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Female 779
I love Bill Nye The Science Guy, definitly my favourite tv show from my childhood. :D
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Male 9,305
Aww he doesn`t go in it? Damn, what a disappointment.
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Male 8,302
> ChronicBored
> Last time I checked rivers don`t have tides

Don`t know about where you live, but here in Australia, its legal to fish any river without a license UP TO THE HIGH-TIDE MARK, ie the place where the water from the ocean makes it up the river at high tide.

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Male 92
> Quackor
> we should get a video of real quicksand, never seen it
Find any river near you where the land around is fairly flat and the tide goes inland 4 or 5 km, one with huge mud-flats 100m or more wide, where the closer you get to the water at low tide, the deeper your feet plunge into the mud and the harder it is to pull them out. Near the water at low tide, you`ll have quicksand.
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Last time I checked rivers don`t have tides.
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Female 267
Cool clip!
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Male 8,302
> Quackor
> we should get a video of real quicksand, never seen it

Find any river near you where the land around is fairly flat and the tide goes inland 4 or 5 km, one with huge mud-flats 100m or more wide, where the closer you get to the water at low tide, the deeper your feet plunge into the mud and the harder it is to pull them out. Near the water at low tide, you`ll have quicksand.

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Male 8,302
I love IAB`s Life Advice posts, I end up in quicksand at least 3 times every day... when I`m checking my mail, walking the dog, anywhere, anytime. Now finally I will be able to get out easier! Thanks IAB!
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Female 1,516
You had a crush on Bill Nye? I had a crush on Beakman from Beakman`s World.
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Female 2,289
I used to have a MAD crush on bill nye when I was little.
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Male 3,819
Really? I wasn`t aware that every single IABer was also a reddit regular. Thanks for the heads up, Jihad.
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Male 3,819
I still want to start up a school with a staff consisting of Bill Nye and the Cracked writers. If school was always that interesting, kids might actually learn something.
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Male 263
Bill Nye FTW!!
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Female 1,306
bill nye the science guy *BILLL NYEEE THE SCIENCE GUYYYYY*...BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL

loved it.

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Male 2,855
we should get a video of real quicksand, never seen it either other than the lame movie version of it
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Male 108
"He`s,uh... he`s Ok."
"No I`m not! I`m wet and cold... my sinuses are..."

Ha!Ha! This show was teh bomerz!

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Female 262
Nice. I love Bill Nye! Good times in science class.
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Female 470
yay! Bill Nye the science guy!

that guy was the BOMB

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Male 323
get that man i tylenol!
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Male 516
"stop taking posts directly from reddit and putting them here. This isn`t new in any way, so there`s no legitimate reason for why it would be here unless someone took it from reddit, where it was on the font page."

Shut up.

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Female 741
hhaha, I know what to do keep you a float in quicksand, but the whole getting out part...

haha I love bill nye.

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Male 372
stop taking posts directly from reddit and putting them here. This isn`t new in any way, so there`s no legitimate reason for why it would be here unless someone took it from reddit, where it was on the font page.
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Female 723
I miss Bill Nye the Science Guy :(
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Male 64
I wouldn`t have passed science without Bill Nye.
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Male 265
What`s funny is the whole "Bill Nye the Science Guy" started as a skit on "Almost Live", a half hour Seattle version of SNL in the 80`s.
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Male 420
Bear Grylls does a better job explaining. he actually gets into quicksand and shows how to get out
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Female 165
my science teacher is named mr.nye lol
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Male 889
"what if you cant float on your back?"

way to live the stereotype prime

..i cant swim/float either

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Male 142
I really gotta admit, i don`t like him. I find the randomness of the show more creepy than funny.
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Female 158
Bill Nye! I love that guy! I used to watch his show all the time.
Thanks for the tip, Science Guy!
(And Bear from Man vs Wild)
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Male 1,204
lol i love bill nye.

but yeah man vs wild covered this already :p
apparently most people die of starvation in quicksand, not of... well... quicksand.

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Male 7,933
what if you cant float on your back?
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Male 70
ya but bill nye did it first plus someone told me that he`s getting a new show? is this possible?!?!?!?!
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Male 1,788
I already know how to do this, thank you man vs wild!
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Male 488
i miss bill nye
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Female 1,436
Oh sh*t! Did I just see Bill Nye the Science Guy?!!!!!
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Male 904
i`ve never really seen quicksand
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Female 251
oh Bill
how i miss thee so.

I swear watching him was like science class on acid. It was beautiful

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Male 325
just swim out
you float better in quicksand than you do in normal water so you should drown if you carfully swim/walk out of it

people only die of dehydration/stavation after getting stuck in quicksand not drowning

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Male 2,388
when you get in quicksand you struggle as much as you can try to dig your legs out with your arms and also breath out as far as you can because you`ll then be smaller and it will be easier to get out.
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Male 907
Bill Bill Bill Bill, Bill Nye the science guy. BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL
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Male 2,125
Haven`t seen this guy in a while! =O
I thought the best way was to get on your back and slowly lift your legs...I could be wrong
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Female 29
bill nye is so sexy.
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Female 1,944
Link: How To Survive Quicksand [Rate Link] - Bill Nye explaining quicksand and what to do if you happen to find yourself standing in it. Take notes.
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