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Author Topic: Is quicksand a non-Newtonian fluid?  (Read 713 times)

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Is quicksand a non-Newtonian fluid?
« on: 12 February, 2018, 03:19:05 AM »
I've seen some videos on YouTube about non-Newtonian fluid experiments and would like to know if quicksand qualifies as such a fluid .
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Re: Is quicksand a non-Newtonian fluid?
« Reply #1 on: 12 February, 2018, 11:51:49 PM »
Yep, it sure is
https://arstechnica.com/science/2012/07/a-striking-experiment-shows-why-quicksand-solidifies/

More entertaining, however, is the episode of Brainiac where John Tickle runs on custard
https://youtu.be/JkS1ymQ73oc

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Re: Is quicksand a non-Newtonian fluid?
« Reply #2 on: 13 February, 2018, 05:29:36 AM »
Yep, it sure is
https://arstechnica.com/science/2012/07/a-striking-experiment-shows-why-quicksand-solidifies/

More entertaining, however, is the episode of Brainiac where John Tickle runs on custard
https://youtu.be/JkS1ymQ73oc

Very good answer, especially with the YouTube video I can share with anyone . :)
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Re: Is quicksand a non-Newtonian fluid?
« Reply #3 on: 13 February, 2018, 01:40:14 PM »
Here's the video clip that Cosmos offered to share. Note to Cosmos - I don't know if you know this but you can always simply embed any YouTube clip in an answer on IA - just like you can embed a photo...except you just go to the fifth icon from the end of the second row of icons on IA and click on the icon that says "YouTube" on it. How cunning is that? It's a good video too.

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Re: Is quicksand a non-Newtonian fluid?
« Reply #4 on: 13 February, 2018, 03:36:32 PM »
I was pudding on my phone, and was a bit awkward to do a proper embed :)

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Re: Is quicksand a non-Newtonian fluid?
« Reply #5 on: 15 February, 2018, 04:55:26 PM »
I was pudding on my phone, and was a bit awkward to do a proper embed :)


So, smart phones haven't quite cracked everything yet then?  And I didn't quite get that bit where you wrote "I was pudding on my phone...". Would you like some non-Newtonian custard with that sir?
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Re: Is quicksand a non-Newtonian fluid?
« Reply #6 on: 15 February, 2018, 08:50:46 PM »
Lol, I think I meant "posting" rather than "pudding", although a bit of a poetic mistake to make :)

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Re: Is quicksand a non-Newtonian fluid?
« Reply #7 on: 16 February, 2018, 01:14:15 AM »
Lol, I think I meant "posting" rather than "pudding", although a bit of a poetic mistake to make :)

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