A witness who survived the shooting testifies that the night before the tragedy, Sebastian threw a party that ended in a shocking confrontation. When the trial begins, Maja - facing a possible 14 years in prison - testifies to Claes's true nature, and how her 18th birthday took a dark turn. When Inspector Nilsson grills Maja further about her relationship with Sebastian, she recalls a wild party he threw at the start of the new school year. Watch the video.
A man is caught in quicksand, begging onlookers for help, but the more he struggles, the further down into the sand he is sucked until eventually he disappears. There are so many films featuring death by quicksand that Slate journalist Daniel Engbar has even tracked the peak quicksand years in film. In the s, one in 35 films featured quicksands. They were in everything from Lawrence of Arabia to The Monkees.
The rise and fall of quicksand.
Quicksand is a colloid consisting of fine granular material such as sand , silt or clay and water. Quicksand forms in saturated loose sand when the sand is suddenly agitated. When water in the sand cannot escape, it creates a liquefied soil that loses strength and cannot support weight. Quicksand can form in standing water or in upward flowing water as from an artesian spring. In the case of upward flowing water, forces oppose the force of gravity and suspend the soil particles. The saturated sediment may appear quite solid until a sudden change in pressure or shock initiates liquefaction. This causes the sand to form a suspension and lose strength.
Encyclopaedia Britannica's editors oversee subject areas in which they have extensive knowledge, whether from years of experience gained by working on that content or via study for an advanced degree The unlucky victim starts sinking down into the muck; struggling only makes it worse. It was a bad way to go.