Central African Republic

Sand Origin

Oubangui riverbank, Bangui. Close to Hotel Oubangi

Random Sand Fact

If you find yourself stuck in quicksand, remember the more you struggle, the faster you’ll sink. If you’re about to venture through the Central African Republic, beware. One of the many basic precautions is to watch out for quicksand along the Oubangui River. 

With quicksand, struggling will only hasten your sinking, but relaxation will help you float due to your body’s lower density. If you get stuck, slowly wiggling can liquefy the water around any trapped body parts and make it easier to free yourself. 

Quicksand, a colloid hydrogel formed by saturated sand and clay, loses its ability to support weight. Stay informed and stay safe!

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