How to Escape Quicksand and What Never to Do if You're Stuck

Offbeat - Inside Edition Staff

Would you know what to do if you found yourself sinking in quicksand?  

To find out, Inside Edition dug a pit at a beach to replicate quicksand. Beneath the muddy water, Inside Edition’s Steven Fabian was sucked in by three feet of wet sand. 

The more he struggled, the more he would sink into the pit, just like the effect of actual quicksand. 

The key to getting out, according to experts, is not to struggle.

The best thing to do is calmly get yourself onto your back, and if you are still stuck, find a sturdy stick or pole, put it on your hips and lean back to free your legs. 

Would you know the correct way to take a punch?

Michael Tosto of Title Boxing New York City showed Inside Edition how to do it. 

If you can't avoid an adversary's fist, Tosto advises staying as close to your opponent as possible to limit the power gap. 

If you’re about to take a punch to the head, the best place to get hit is your forehead, as it is the thickest part of your noggin. The damage would be far more sustainable than a strike to the jaw, nose, or teeth.