I’m sure you’ve seen the memes that came out a while ago about how we worried about getting stuck in quicksand as a kid, only to find out that the likelihood of that happening is very low.


What Is Quicksand?

According to science.housestuffworks.com quicksand forms when upward flowing water reduces the friction between sand particles forms, and saturated loose when sound is suddenly agitated when water in the sand cannot escape it. It creates a liquefied soil that loses strength and cannot support weight.

This is something you definitely do not want to step in --you might not be able to get out of it. Some people have described it as being like a puddle of concrete.

Where Can You Find Quicksand?

Quicksand can be found all over the US, but it’s most often found in near estuaries or rivers. It’s most common, in marshy areas like Florida in the Carolinas, according to newsweek.com.

Can You Find It In North Dakota?

How likely are you to actually encounter quicksand? Personally, I’ve never seen it in my entire life, but it got me thinking about the likelihood of encountering quicksand, specifically in North Dakota, so I looked it up.

According to BismarckTribune.com, yes, quicksand can be found in North Dakota. It’s been found at places like Lake Sakakawea and Black Leg Ranch.

As a matter of fact, people have gotten stuck waste-high in quicksand on Lake Sakakawea.

Both of those areas have had to put out warnings on Facebook, telling people not to walk into it.

Have you ever seen quicksand? Is it like how it seems in the movies?

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