Shared July 24, 2019
The reason you don't normally sink into the sand when you go to the beach is due to a physics phenomenon known as force chain. Basically, when a bajillion grains of sand are jammed together in one place, their weight gets distributed over a large area, keeping you and your camels safely above ground. But if any water happens to seep up from underground, it mixes with the sand to create a surface that looks solid, but isn't...
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