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59 Responses to How To Survive Quicksand

  1. Profile photo of misscutieroo
    misscutieroo Female 18-29
    1944 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 8:37 am
    Link: How To Survive Quicksand - Bill Nye explaining quicksand and what to do if you happen to find yourself standing in it. Take notes.
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    Morlaboborla Female 13-17
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    March 1, 2009 at 9:25 am
    bill nye is so sexy.
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    ShadowRyder Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2009 at 9:27 am
    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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    idontknow951 Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2009 at 9:30 am
    Bill Bill Bill Bill, Bill Nye the science guy. BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL
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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2009 at 9:31 am
    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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    1williamsg Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2009 at 9:32 am
    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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    crazydaiz Female 18-29
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    March 1, 2009 at 9:41 am
    oh Bill
    how i miss thee so.

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

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    maceizballin Male 13-17
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    March 1, 2009 at 10:03 am
    i`ve never really seen quicksand
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    USFEmoGirl Female 18-29
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    March 1, 2009 at 10:24 am
    Oh sh*t! Did I just see Bill Nye the Science Guy?!!!!!
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    tannerb924 Male 18-29
    488 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 10:27 am
    i miss bill nye
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    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2009 at 10:41 am
    I already know how to do this, thank you man vs wild!
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    bassdee Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2009 at 10:44 am
    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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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2009 at 10:46 am
    what if you cant float on your back?
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    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    March 1, 2009 at 10:56 am
    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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    BlueOrchid Female 18-29
    158 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 11:08 am
    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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    Sorax3 Male 13-17
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    March 1, 2009 at 11:11 am
    I really gotta admit, i don`t like him. I find the randomness of the show more creepy than funny.
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    ne028 Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2009 at 11:11 am
    "what if you cant float on your back?"

    way to live the stereotype prime

    ..i cant swim/float either

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    ichirei Female 13-17
    165 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 11:45 am
    my science teacher is named mr.nye lol
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    Gn0m3 Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2009 at 11:49 am
    Bear Grylls does a better job explaining. he actually gets into quicksand and shows how to get out
  20. Profile photo of Tay-Dor
    Tay-Dor Male 40-49
    265 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 11:50 am
    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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    Mitdylan111 Male 13-17
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    March 1, 2009 at 12:05 pm
    I wouldn`t have passed science without Bill Nye.
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    LTimeLurker Female 18-29
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    March 1, 2009 at 12:48 pm
    I miss Bill Nye the Science Guy :(
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    JihadAllah Male 13-17
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    March 1, 2009 at 12:50 pm
    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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    fillemorte Female 18-29
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    March 1, 2009 at 1:00 pm
    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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    GosuPaul Male 18-29
    516 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 1:06 pm
    "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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    papasmurfe Male 18-29
    323 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 1:32 pm
    get that man i tylenol!
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    jennifer6716 Female 13-17
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    March 1, 2009 at 1:35 pm
    yay! Bill Nye the science guy!

    that guy was the BOMB

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    HighEndMeep Female 18-29
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    March 1, 2009 at 1:40 pm
    Nice. I love Bill Nye! Good times in science class.
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    great_blaise Male 18-29
    108 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 2:06 pm
    "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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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2009 at 2:06 pm
    we should get a video of real quicksand, never seen it either other than the lame movie version of it
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    emzrok Female 13-17
    1306 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 2:47 pm
    bill nye the science guy *BILLL NYEEE THE SCIENCE GUYYYYY*...BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL BILL

    loved it.

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    optix_reverb Male 18-29
    263 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 2:58 pm
    Bill Nye FTW!!
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    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2009 at 3:00 pm
    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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    peloos12 Male 18-29
    3825 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 3:03 pm
    Really? I wasn`t aware that every single IABer was also a reddit regular. Thanks for the heads up, Jihad.
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    britt566 Female 18-29
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    March 1, 2009 at 3:12 pm
    I used to have a MAD crush on bill nye when I was little.
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    LadyMorgue Female 30-39
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    March 1, 2009 at 3:46 pm
    You had a crush on Bill Nye? I had a crush on Beakman from Beakman`s World.
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8309 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 4:10 pm
    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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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8309 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 4:15 pm
    > 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.

  39. Profile photo of Bored2Run
    Bored2Run Female 18-29
    267 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 4:47 pm
    Cool clip!
  40. Profile photo of ChronicBored
    ChronicBored Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2009 at 5:04 pm
    > 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.
    -----------------------------------------
    Last time I checked rivers don`t have tides.
  41. Profile photo of Lionhart2
    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
    8309 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 5:15 pm
    > 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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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
    9311 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 6:27 pm
    Aww he doesn`t go in it? Damn, what a disappointment.
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    jadedtortois Female 18-29
    779 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 9:10 pm
    I love Bill Nye The Science Guy, definitly my favourite tv show from my childhood. :D
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    amaqdrinker Male 18-29
    2245 posts
    March 1, 2009 at 9:22 pm
    bill nye makes bear grylls look like a pansy.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2009 at 9:56 pm
    god lionhart is full of pwn tonight, i love it so much. and bill nye is 1/5 god.
  46. Profile photo of beeside
    beeside Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2009 at 10:16 pm
    >last time i checked rivers dont have tides

    When was the last time you checked?

  47. Profile photo of Boredered
    Boredered Male 18-29
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    March 1, 2009 at 10:32 pm
    quick sand is a myth
  48. Profile photo of aBISS
    aBISS Male 13-17
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    March 1, 2009 at 11:50 pm
    damnit, the video isn`t available.
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    aznclueless Male 18-29
    329 posts
    March 2, 2009 at 1:12 am
    let good `ol bear grylls teach you about quicksand.
  50. Profile photo of Tay-Dor
    Tay-Dor Male 40-49
    265 posts
    March 2, 2009 at 3:38 am
    Here`s an early Bill Nye skit before he became the famous Science Guy...

    Speed Walker

  51. Profile photo of Poreka
    Poreka Female 13-17
    710 posts
    March 2, 2009 at 5:06 am
    Yay, Bill Nye!
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    NowPleaseRea Male 70 & Over
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    March 2, 2009 at 7:38 am
    What about that scene in Lawrence of Arabia when the young guy goes down in loose dry sand and disappears?
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    viczko Male 13-17
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    March 2, 2009 at 10:45 am
    lol tay-dor. nice.
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    yoimmylene Female 13-17
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    March 2, 2009 at 2:56 pm
    Oh goodness I love Bill Nye. He`s the Chuck Norris of science. :3
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    Play3r Male 13-17
    44 posts
    March 2, 2009 at 4:39 pm
    back stroke?
  56. Profile photo of SonicSophie
    SonicSophie Female 18-29
    354 posts
    March 2, 2009 at 4:43 pm
    I LOVE BILL NYE!! This made me soooo happy
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    March 2, 2009 at 6:47 pm
    I thought Mythbusters busted quicksand...?
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    joklocke Male 13-17
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    March 2, 2009 at 7:38 pm
    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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    flyingpie Male 13-17
    472 posts
    March 3, 2009 at 6:30 pm
    we need to watch bill nye every week in science so after 3 weeks i memorized his theme song

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