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(The Sun)   Four thousand-year-old statue starts turning around in a perfect circle inside its glass case -- prompting fears an ancient angry spirit could be fighting to get out. Well, yeah, that's one way to spin it   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 106
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2013-06-23 05:23:28 AM  

log_jammin: dickfreckle: OBLIGATORY

sharpest knees ever


1to10reviews.files.wordpress.com

/also obligatory
 
2013-06-23 05:35:05 AM  

Makh: Oh and also looking at the video, it seems that the statue doesn't spin when people go home, nor on the days when someone has a few days off.  It's a mystery I tell ya.


Wow, that's mysterious. I wonder if it also moves only during the periods when the time lapse shots are not being taken.
 
2013-06-23 06:06:09 AM  

89 Stick-Up Kid: Does it bend spoons too?


There is no spoon.
 
2013-06-23 06:07:17 AM  
Was it this guy ?

img.fark.net
 
2013-06-23 06:21:28 AM  
Yeah, a video camera would pretty much solve this mystery.
 
2013-06-23 06:27:00 AM  
i.imgur.com

There ... he moved.
 
2013-06-23 06:29:08 AM  
Nice thing about atheists is that they will not flock to the museum the way christians would if this was a statue of jesus.
 
2013-06-23 06:47:36 AM  

Mock26: Nice thing about atheists is that they will not flock to the museum the way christians would if this was a statue of jesus.


so we'll see a bunch of pagans and idol worshipers flood the place?
 
2013-06-23 06:51:53 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2013-06-23 06:59:39 AM  

MNguy: dickfreckle: MNguy: Dahnkster: [img.fark.net image 850x637]

Mmmmm, sacrilicious,

I love it when folks go out of their way to show how not religious they are.  They are cool and I want to hang out with them.  So edgy.

The Pork Product Nativity was probably meant more as a joke than an insult. Try the decaf, maybe?

Honestly, what's the difference?  It's fun to make fun of other people, because I'm so cool.  Give it a farking rest.


Once again, I believe you should try the decaf. Relax, man.
 
2013-06-23 07:08:31 AM  

MNguy: dickfreckle: MNguy: Dahnkster: [img.fark.net image 850x637]

Mmmmm, sacrilicious,

I love it when folks go out of their way to show how not religious they are.  They are cool and I want to hang out with them.  So edgy.

The Pork Product Nativity was probably meant more as a joke than an insult. Try the decaf, maybe?

Honestly, what's the difference?  It's fun to make fun of other people, because I'm so cool.  Give it a farking rest.


Would you make fun of a non-mentally challenged adult who still believed in the tooth fairy, the easter bunny, and santa clause?  Of course you wood.  So why not make fun of people who believe in god?  It is just as ridiculous.
 
2013-06-23 07:13:30 AM  

Mock26:   Of course you wood.


Wood. Not.
 
2013-06-23 07:15:09 AM  

Mock26: Would you make fun of a non-mentally challenged adult who still believed in the tooth fairy, the easter bunny, and santa clause?  Of course you wood.  So why not make fun of people who believe in god?  It is just as ridiculous.


you're barking up the wrong tree. Let the comment take root before you go out on a limb next time.
 
2013-06-23 07:17:11 AM  

Mock26: MNguy: dickfreckle: MNguy: Dahnkster: [img.fark.net image 850x637]

Mmmmm, sacrilicious,

I love it when folks go out of their way to show how not religious they are.  They are cool and I want to hang out with them.  So edgy.

The Pork Product Nativity was probably meant more as a joke than an insult. Try the decaf, maybe?

Honestly, what's the difference?  It's fun to make fun of other people, because I'm so cool.  Give it a farking rest.

Would you make fun of a non-mentally challenged adult who still believed in the tooth fairy, the easter bunny, and santa clause?  Of course you wood.  So why not make fun of people who believe in god?  It is just as ridiculous.


I hope being a Dick makes your penis feel larger.

Cause that's just as ridiculous.

/ an ass is an ass
//atheist or not
 
2013-06-23 07:53:39 AM  
Walosi,

What does that have to do with a Confederate cemetery?
 
2013-06-23 08:10:47 AM  
An evil Djin is going to pop out and ask "What is your wish"
 
2013-06-23 08:28:56 AM  
Meanwhile, outside...

img.fark.net
 
2013-06-23 08:41:04 AM  
i296.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-23 08:42:08 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-06-23 08:48:44 AM  
Anyone else think this sounds like the start of a bad Nick Cage movie?
 
2013-06-23 09:02:05 AM  
So obvious.....

jewishcurrents.org
 
2013-06-23 09:02:33 AM  

Truther: Mock26: MNguy: dickfreckle: MNguy: Dahnkster: [img.fark.net image 850x637]

Mmmmm, sacrilicious,

I love it when folks go out of their way to show how not religious they are.  They are cool and I want to hang out with them.  So edgy.

The Pork Product Nativity was probably meant more as a joke than an insult. Try the decaf, maybe?

Honestly, what's the difference?  It's fun to make fun of other people, because I'm so cool.  Give it a farking rest.

Would you make fun of a non-mentally challenged adult who still believed in the tooth fairy, the easter bunny, and santa clause?  Of course you wood.  So why not make fun of people who believe in god?  It is just as ridiculous.

I hope being a Dick makes your penis feel larger.

Cause that's just as ridiculous.

/ an ass is an ass
//atheist or not


How is believing in Santa Claus any different from believing in god?
 
2013-06-23 09:31:10 AM  

Mock26: How is believing in Santa Claus any different from believing in god?


How does someone else believing in god or santa mean you are not a dick?
 
2013-06-23 10:14:06 AM  

Mock26: How is believing in Santa Claus any different from believing in god?


It's slightly less ridiculous and unbelievable? I mean, sure a jolly old fat man flying around the world in a sleigh pulled by flying reindeer, giving out gifts to all the world's children, seems pretty unlikely... But, it's still more believable than a universe-creating deity... And, it's more of a healthy bit of imagination to engage in... It's imagining someone doing something wonderful and nice for everyone... But, most of the gods we get tend to be royal assholes, and believing in them tends to be a much more unhealthy activity, leading to fear and paranoia and intolerance and various other bad things when taken too far by true believers... I've never seen a Santa Claus believer fly a plane into a building in hopes of getting a special cache of toys and candy in the afterlife... Or shoot an abortion doctor because Santa doesn't approve of that sort of thing... Or oppress homosexuals because "Santa hates f*gs!"...

/On the other hand, Jesus Christ is a wonderful character... I only wish more supposed Christians actually believed in him and paid attention to what he said...
 
2013-06-23 10:15:30 AM  

log_jammin: Mock26: How is believing in Santa Claus any different from believing in god?

How does someone else believing in god or santa mean you are not a dick?


Let people believe what they want to believe. Don't make fun of them for it.

I understand the anger against those who try to force their beliefs, but there are plenty of believers who don't.

All it does is make you look like an ass.
 
2013-06-23 10:21:56 AM  
Circle or do not.There is no try.
 
2013-06-23 10:22:29 AM  

RobSeace: Mock26: How is believing in Santa Claus any different from believing in god?

It's slightly less ridiculous and unbelievable? I mean, sure a jolly old fat man flying around the world in a sleigh pulled by flying reindeer, giving out gifts to all the world's children, seems pretty unlikely... But, it's still more believable than a universe-creating deity... And, it's more of a healthy bit of imagination to engage in... It's imagining someone doing something wonderful and nice for everyone... But, most of the gods we get tend to be royal assholes, and believing in them tends to be a much more unhealthy activity, leading to fear and paranoia and intolerance and various other bad things when taken too far by true believers... I've never seen a Santa Claus believer fly a plane into a building in hopes of getting a special cache of toys and candy in the afterlife... Or shoot an abortion doctor because Santa doesn't approve of that sort of thing... Or oppress homosexuals because "Santa hates f*gs!"...

/On the other hand, Jesus Christ is a wonderful character... I only wish more supposed Christians actually believed in him and paid attention to what he said...


Pretty sure that humans are responsible for all the evil you mention.

And let's not forget that humans don't need to believe in God to be evil. Mao, Stalin, etc.

You also conveniently forgot about the tremendous good done by many religious organizations for the poor, etc.

But hey - if it helps you get through life painting HUGE sections of the populous with broad brushes, who am I to judge?
 
2013-06-23 10:42:32 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-06-23 10:47:41 AM  
The SUN, could Fark at least restrict "news" items to reliable sources such as the National Enquirer?
 
2013-06-23 10:50:14 AM  

Mock26: How is believing in Santa Claus any different from believing in god?


I suppose that depends on your ideas about Santa Claus and your ideas about God. Now imagine that perhaps, just perhaps, different people have different ideas about both of them.
 
2013-06-23 10:59:07 AM  

Truther: Pretty sure that humans are responsible for all the evil you mention.


Of course they are... They're also responsible for inventing Santa Claus all the gods they believe in...

And let's not forget that humans don't need to believe in God to be evil. Mao, Stalin, etc.

True... I never said they did... I was just discussing the relative merits of believing in Santa Claus vs. a god...

You also conveniently forgot about the tremendous good done by many religious organizations for the poor, etc.

Some of them do, sometimes... Some of them also hoard vast amounts of wealth and live oppulant lifestyles, while bilking poor people out of their money... Like most any other group, there are some good people and some assholes... I never meant to suggest otherwise... Just that religion and deities tend to give those so inclined a good excuse to act like assholes without getting called out on it...

But hey - if it helps you get through life painting HUGE sections of the populous with broad brushes, who am I to judge?

Where exactly did I do this? I think you're reading far more into what I wrote than is actually there... I was (only semi-seriously, mind you) discussing the relative merits of believing in Santa Claus vs. a god... Nothing I wrote painted any huge sections of the populace with broad brushes... I talked about specific actions that some individuals have done directly due to their belief in a god of some sort, and noted no one does those things because of a belief in Santa... If you read to the bottom, you'd see I also specifically praised Jesus, and wished more people would believe in him, and actually follow his teachings... So, if you're trying to paint me as anti-Christian, you're a bit off base... Anti-pretend-Christian, perhaps... But, mainly just anti-asshole...
 
2013-06-23 11:03:38 AM  
I'm guessing vibrations.
 
2013-06-23 11:17:21 AM  

log_jammin: Mock26: Nice thing about atheists is that they will not flock to the museum the way christians would if this was a statue of jesus.

so we'll see a bunch of pagans and idol worshipers flood the place?



If you want to meet atheists, go to NYC next time there's an Idol-No-More protest.
 
2013-06-23 11:38:27 AM  

Makh: This is such an amazing story.  I wonder why it wouldn't be international news, instead of being run in one really unreliable newspaper?  How could such a small statue spin so slowly?

Is the museum staff high?  And did the statue get them high?


The monumental granite where there used to be a sign
 
2013-06-23 12:02:43 PM  

Arthur Jumbles: Interesting, it only seemed to move during the day when people were around and stopped at night. Then, near the end, it stopped moving at all. A smooth surface and the vibration of the visitors walking by the case?


Your logical explanation shows that you have a mind that is well suited for critical thinking, rational thought, and because of that, YOU ARE OBVIOUSLY A DIRTY STINKIN' GOD-HATING HEATHEN AND YOU WILL BURN IN HELL FOR ETERNITY!!!!!
 
2013-06-23 12:06:44 PM  

MNguy: log_jammin: MNguy: Honestly, what's the difference?

intent

Intent and implication both start with I and are equally insulting.  Just knock it off, stop insults and we'll all be ok.


-welcome to my Ignore list: Doesn't get why fark exists/sniffly little biatch/got uptight at pork nativity scene created by bacon-loving Catholic. Cowardy Custard Yellow 3.
 
2013-06-23 12:07:19 PM  

WhoopAssWayne: Time for you atheists to repent.


Yeah, Christians, Jews, and Muslims better abandon those silly upstart Levantine false idols and get right with Amun.
 
2013-06-23 12:09:51 PM  

uttertosh: MNguy: log_jammin: MNguy: Honestly, what's the difference?

intent

Intent and implication both start with I and are equally insulting.  Just knock it off, stop insults and we'll all be ok.

-welcome to my Ignore list: Doesn't get why fark exists/sniffly little biatch/got uptight at pork nativity scene created by bacon-loving Catholic. Cowardy Custard Yellow 3.


dammit, you can't colour your ignores. So I'm favouriting you instead with the same tag, so I can instantly see how to insult the crap out of you in any thread i find you in.

:-P
 
2013-06-23 12:24:16 PM  

doglover: I'm betting some staff are playing silly buggers with a camera here, but it could be some simple physics being interesting. Maybe someone cleaned the statue case and left a tiny piece of debris under the statue, giving it a fulcrum to turn on when the case shakes.


I thought the same thing. Nearly perfectly balanced on a small piece of sand/debris, slight vibrations cause it to rock back and forth and when it does it rotates slightly.
 
2013-06-23 01:07:06 PM  
"You're right. No.... human being... would stack books move a statue like this."
 
2013-06-23 01:15:48 PM  
But was it tumescent?

cdn-ak.f.st-hatena.com
 
2013-06-23 01:25:40 PM  
Simple actually.  Move statue a few times, take photos of it, claim no one has access to
it after hours, then watch the sheeple tourist flock to your business.

PROFIT
 
2013-06-23 01:41:04 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2013-06-23 01:41:14 PM  
If we're reading about it in the Sun, then it's an Anomalous-class object, at worst. Now this statue, on the other hand...
images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-06-23 02:02:42 PM  

Cletus from Canuckistan: If we're reading about it in the Sun, then it's an Anomalous-class object, at worst. Now this statue, on the other hand...
[images4.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x694]


We don't fark with this statue.
 
2013-06-23 02:04:14 PM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Sounds like the statue could be dead or alive


Too subtle for Fark I guess.
 
2013-06-23 02:49:16 PM  

MNguy: log_jammin: MNguy: Honestly, what's the difference?

intent

Intent and implication both start with I and are equally insulting.  Just knock it off, stop insults and we'll all be ok.


Get over yourself.
/We have.
 
2013-06-23 03:16:48 PM  

Somacandra: Mock26: How is believing in Santa Claus any different from believing in god?

I suppose that depends on your ideas about Santa Claus and your ideas about God. Now imagine that perhaps, just perhaps, different people have different ideas about both of them.




Same shiat, different day.
img.fark.net
 
2013-06-23 04:08:32 PM  

Arthur Jumbles: Interesting, it only seemed to move during the day when people were around and stopped at night. Then, near the end, it stopped moving at all. A smooth surface and the vibration of the visitors walking by the case?


Yeah, I noticed that too. Also, curiously less than a full circle. So, the shelf is not level, and the footsteps on the hard wood floor made the heavy side work its way around to the lower side of the shelf. There might be a small, off-center bit of traction on the bottom of the statue preventing more lateral motion.

...but let's go with angry spirits. That's way cooler.
 
2013-06-23 06:37:58 PM  
Not sure if Osiris


Isis what you did there.

img.fark.net
 
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