Time-lapse video captures spinning statue

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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013 4:07 pm | Updated: 4:08 pm, Mon Jun 24, 2013.

MANCHESTER, UK - Is it something supernatural, or is there a scientific explanation? A 10-inch tall Egyptian statue in the Manchester Museum spins without any human help.

The statue was recovered from a mummy's tomb and was orginally an offering to an Egyptian god. It's been in the museum for 80 years, but after noticing the statue facing different directions over the last few weeks, museum staff set up a camera.

Time-lapse viewing of the video shows the statue moving without anyone's help.

But physicists say it could be attributed to the two surfaces -- the stone of the statuette and the glass shelf it's on -- could cause a subtle vibration, making the statuette turn.

 

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