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This Mysterious Ancient Egyptian Statue Has Started Moving On Its Own

“I noticed one day that it had turned around,” museum curator Campbell Price told the Manchester Evening News. “I thought it was strange because it is in a case and I am the only one who has a key.

“I put it back, but then the next day it had moved again,” Price said. “We set up a time-lapse video and, although the naked eye can’t see it, you can clearly see it rotate.”

Yes, you can see it rotate — during the time that people are walking past it, and not at night, when the place is empty. It’s settling from the vibrations it experiences.

Protip: pay attention to the actual scientists’ explanations, and not the wacky notion that the statue is trying to show off its backside. Also, if you offer the possibility that it’s magnetic, you should know that the idea is easily tested.