You asked us, "Is quicksand real?"
Yes, quicksand is very real.
Is it like this?
Well . . . maybe.
Quicksand is usually a mixture of two things - sand and water, which is why quicksand is often found near riverbanks or beaches.
Sand is normally packed together pretty tight, and that's the reason it can support your weight, but if the sand gets flooded with water, all the grains loosen up and boom, you start sinking.
But not like in the movies, because you won't actually disappear under the quicksand.
Your body will displace an equivalent amount of water and then stop sinking.
Depending on your size and weight, you sink to your knees or your waist, something like that.
But now you've pushed out all that water, and the sand is packed around you, so you're stuck, really stuck.
But don't panic, seriously, don't panic. Panicky people flail around a lot, which will make you sink even deeper.
Instead, keep calm and try to lie back, because this distributes your weight more evenly, so you'll sink less.
Then, if you can, wiggle your legs and see if you can create a space for the water to seep back in, and loosen the sand.
This could take a very long time, so the best idea is to get help.
Scream out loud or post an embarrassing selfie, and after you've been rescued, be sure to tell your friends, yes, quicksand is real.
CRITICAL THINKING QUESTION
Where would you be likely to find quicksand?
Write your answers in the comments section below