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#1
Scientists and Philosophers of the pit, what are your theories on why this statue is behaving the way it is?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23029507

I personally would love to believe that there is something supernatural at work, however I am leaning more towards a scientific explanation.

So pit, is it supernatural or is it science? What do you guys think?
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#2
Vibrations.
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#3
resonance, that or aliens
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#4
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Vibrations.

Vibrators
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#6
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Vibrations.



I would have to agree.

It is kind of weird that its the only one in the case spinning though.
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#7
well i'd say vibrations, but its kinda weird none of the others move

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#9
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I would have to agree.

It is kind of weird that its the only one in the case spinning though.

Different size, weight, etc. so its resonance frequency isn't the same as the other statues'. Probably.
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#11
Resonance.

Next. Museums trying to drum up publicity like this is a little against the point of having a museum surely.
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Different size, weight, etc. so its resonance frequency isn't the same as the other statues'. Probably.


Ah that makes sense actually.
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#15
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To be fair, it's not a science museum.

Shouldn't really matter. It's a museum, I suppose it makes some effort to be about learning, education and ultimately truth. Pissing about with some statue and drumming up a news report or two by chatting shit about Egyptian magic is basically whoring your museum out
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#16
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Shouldn't really matter. It's a museum, I suppose it makes some effort to be aboutmlearning, education and ultimately truth. Pissing about with some statue and drumming up a news report or two by chatting shit about Egyptian magic is basically whoring your museum out

If I see a museum with some weird Egyptian statue, I discredit them quite a bit unless they have a good reason to have it there (if they have other weird statues from other countries that proves they know their shit)
Same goes for old weapons and primitive drawings something which I forgot
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If I see a museum with some weird Egyptian statue, I discredit them quite a bit unless they have a good reason to have it there (if they have other weird statues from other countries that proves they know their shit)
Same goes for old weapons and primitive drawings something which I forgot

you sly bastard
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and all you can do is just wait by the moon
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#18
I would like to see how the bottom of the statue is shaped. If it isn't quite flat it could be easy for it to rotate as the case vibrates. Why is that woman employed in such a position if she believes spirits are kept in mummies? She shouldn't be in an educational position.
#19
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you sly bastard

Sly like a....


weasel
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#20
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weasel

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and all you can do is just wait by the moon
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#22
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I was hoping someone would reference that doctor who episode where those statues move and try to kill them or whatever happened


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#23
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The weeping angels! Don't Blink!


An image of an angel becomes an angel. It's on Youtube.


Game over, man. Game over.
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#24
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In my opinion the W.A. are easily one of the coolest/smartest creature ideas ever.

I think there might be something in my eye...
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#25
People walking by caused it to move, they were able to capture it on video.

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#26
magnets and shit

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#27
Where I come from, those are one in the same.

But yeah, clearly it's moving cause of vibrations/frequencies/etc/etc
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#28
supernatural explanations? 0/10 obvious troll. It's the year 2013 there's no way anyone with internet access would believe in something supernatural.
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#29
Probably one the metals used in the statue is magnetic.
Some part of the museum is magnetic and voila.

Attraction.
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#30
To quote a sh!ttie movie maybe it's "An act of nature, and we'll never fully understand it.
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#31
I wish it was supernatural however its due to the vibrations of the crowd during open hours, hence it only moving when the place is open
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#32
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Vibrations.


This, I saw the video when this first came out. The museum knows it's vibrations from the people walking as well, they just wanted a bit of publicity

watch the time lapse, Isn't it amazing how it only moves during the day when there's people walking by it?
It's over simplified, So what!

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#34
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It's the year 2013 there's no way anyone with internet access would believe in something supernatural.


You've obviously never visited YouTube.
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#35
Someone is actually moving it with a magnet underneath.

That someone is Ash.

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#36
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This, I saw the video when this first came out. The museum knows it's vibrations from the people walking as well, they just wanted a bit of publicity

watch the time lapse, Isn't it amazing how it only moves during the day when there's people walking by it?


This.
#40
As Lord Duku says.... Seems pretty obvious to me. The statue is small, no doubt the actual contact surface is uneven and there's only a couple of small contact points. It's displayed on a piece of glass... Quite flexible.
Normal vibrations from traffic, foot traffic, or whatever are causing it to move.
Hell, my home-theater speakers do the same thing... They're on a large glass shelf too.
Solution... Put a felt or silicone-rubber bit under the statue.
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