Via Gawker, news of a nearly 4000-year-old Egyptian statue at a Manchester museum that has recently taken up a new hobby: silently spinning in circles inside its glass case. This time-lapse video, which shows ancient Neb-Senu rotating all day and then standing still—waiting—all night, supports the theory that vibrations from daytime foot traffic are causing the statue to spin. However, alternate ideas remain intriguing:
“In Ancient Egypt they believed that if the mummy is destroyed then the statuette can act as an alternative vessel for the spirit. Maybe that is what is causing the movement.”
No need to panic. As we all know from The Mixed-up Files [...]
There's gonna be an ABBA museummmm. Abbaseum. MusABBA. The Museum of Natural ABBA. The AbBA. If anyone needs us, we'll be in Stockholm. If you change your mind. We're the first in line.
For the ABBA museum.
I went to college close to one of the greatest little-known art museums in America, which is the Clark Art Institute, in Williamstown, Massachusetts. My sophomore year, they announced a giant party in honor of the museum’s 50th anniversary, during which the galleries would be open for 50 straight hours.
My friend Alison and I were going to go, obviously. We were going to go, late at night, and even though I was bad at pot, we were going to get high first. (Yes, this is one of those stories.) And so, at around three in the morning in the middle of the museum's 50-hour open stretch, we [...]
Why don't you figure out what museum you're at.