Saturday, 28 March, 2020


Broom challenge makes big return after false claim about gravitational pull

What Is The Broom Challenge Memes Twitter/@NASA What Is The Broom Challenge? By Liz Sommer · Published
Kristine Garrett | 13 February, 2020, 18:09

Pictures and videos of brooms standing on their own are trending on the internet, leaving majority of users wondering.

On Monday, a viral tweet claimed that NASA said brooms would stand up on that day only because of the earth's gravitational pull.

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

Numerous posters claimed NASA inspired them to give this a shot, citing a gravitational or celestial phenomenon as the cause of the balancing brooms.

It does not seem that NASA has said something like that, and now the agency is cleaning up the problem. Adding that "People think it's special because at what another point in your life would you stop and try to balance a broom".

It has nothing to do with the earth's gravitational pull on a certain day. "Well, turns out you can do it again today".

And Drew replies: "It's just physical". You may want to pick the broom up and place it back on the floor several times trying to adjust the balance and weight on the bristles equally.

"Then, many brooms", he shared before get some push of fans in your post. "Actually, it's its low center of gravity that allows a broom to swing on its bristles today and any day".

"OH MY GOD?!?! I REBUKE THIS #BroomChallenge #Gravity", she wrote.

Some are just happy people are taking an interest in physics, even if the initial "science" behind the challenge was false.

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