Why do Bubbles oscillate sinusoidally?

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Why do bubbles appear to oscillate sinusoidally?
I understand why bubbles come from the same spot (nucleation sites) -- not the issue.

My issue is WHY does THIS happen? I open a bottle of carbonated water, pour a bit and then close the top.

Why does the trail of bubbles oscillate sinusoidally, on the way up?

(Now, here is the problem: I do not know how to upload the mp4 file I made. So I took a snapshot. This snapshot does not do justice. But you can see a few trails "turning." Please trust me: they are oscillating left and right in almost a perfect sinusoid.)
 

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