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Is the #BroomChallenge real? No, not really — but you can make your broom stand up

Posted at 6:32 AM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 06:39:00-05

INDIANAPOLIS — A new challenge is sweeping the internet, quite literally.

Social media was inundated on Monday with posts about the #BroomChallenge that contained an alleged post for NASA claiming that February 10, 2020 was the ONLY day a broomstick would be able to stand on its own because of something to do with "gravitational pull."

While the alleged NASA tweet is "lost in space" so to speak, the broom challenge isn't entirely a lie.

The truth is, you can make your broom stand up today, tomorrow or any day of the year — or future years, there's no end date!

The "challenge" has nothing to do with gravitational pull or anything tied to a certain day of the year or century, it's all about balance and patience.

The basis of the #BroomChallenge was likely along the same lines as the #EggChallenge.

The center of gravity is quite low on a broom, which means if you try hard enough any broom can stand up — any day of the year.

The same science works with eggs, the longer your egg stands upright the yoke will settle on the bottom and therefore lower the egg's center of gravity and allow it to stand upright — yes, any day of the year.

But it's still a fun challenge! Check out the fun these people had:

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