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  • Location: Ireland, probably South Tipperary
  • Weather Preferences: Cold, Snow, Windstorms and Thunderstorms
  • Location: Ireland, probably South Tipperary

 

Publicity stunt?

Seems an odd thing for the Egyptians to create a curse for...

I'd say try an actual video camera rather than timelapse footage for a start.

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  • Location: Christchurch, Dorset
  • Weather Preferences: Extreme weather what else!
  • Location: Christchurch, Dorset

I would say its vibration from people walking by the display, similar to a mobile moving on a table when you get a call

or as Bftv says, publicity.

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder, snow, heat, sunshine...
  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.

Publicity, in advance of the holiday season? Any 'sightings' of Nessie, yet?

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  • Location: North York Moors
  • Location: North York Moors

Vibration looks the answer but why aren't the others affected?

It will need to vibrate at the correct harmonic frequency, so the size and material will be important.It rather looks like it only moves when people are walking past through the day. 

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  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......
  • Weather Preferences: Hot & Sunny, Cold & Snowy
  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......

You would also need to look at the base of the statues to see if finish or imperfections lead to a reduced friction on the statue?

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  • Location: Ireland, probably South Tipperary
  • Weather Preferences: Cold, Snow, Windstorms and Thunderstorms
  • Location: Ireland, probably South Tipperary

If vibrations is the answer (because it ain't a curse!) then heavy traffic may also explain why most of the movement occurs during daylight hours. We'd have to explain why this has only started happening recently though.

Still, I'd say it's a nice publicity stunt, get someone to give it a little push in between each of the photos of the time lapse. But only when they're around working during the day!

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  • Location: North York Moors
  • Location: North York Moors

There might be a heating and ventilation fan working more through the day somewhere not that far away, and that could have been changed or become off balance over time. 

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  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......
  • Weather Preferences: Hot & Sunny, Cold & Snowy
  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......

I take it we are agreed on vibration through the daylight hours though?

 

Movement of the floor boards under the display case? Foundation shake from the Traffic? All of these would also need a bit of assistance from the statue itself so we would need to look at the base to see why it can dance around whilst others remain in place ( lack of blu tak on the base eh?).

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  • Location: Lower Brynamman, nr Ammanford, 160-170m a.s.l.
  • Location: Lower Brynamman, nr Ammanford, 160-170m a.s.l.

Why is this in the space, science and nature area? Apart from that, vibration and lack of friction as mentioned above, plus if its plinth isn't quite level and its weight isn't balanced. A bit like a washing-machine walking if it's not perfectly level.

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  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire
  • Weather Preferences: Cool not cold, warm not hot. No strong Wind.
  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire

Why is this in the space, science and nature area? Apart from that, vibration and lack of friction as mentioned above, plus if its plinth isn't quite level and its weight isn't balanced. A bit like a washing-machine walking if it's not perfectly level.

mine is cursed I tell ye, CURSED!

 

It *Dances* (when on full spin only, 30oC with Bold "other powders available")

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  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire
  • Weather Preferences: Cool not cold, warm not hot. No strong Wind.
  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire

Walk like an Egyptian...

I remember that song, bangles I think?

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