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Well, it’s happened again. Someone did something in a video, and then everyone did it, and then it trended on Twitter, and now we’re hearing it’s not true.Yesterday, the #NASABroomstickChallenge trended on Twitter because of a rumor that NASA claimed that on one specific day of the year, broomsticks can stand up on their own because of a gravitational pull. We’re all bored so people did it. And well, NASA says it’s not true and they never made such a claim.The trick is exactly what it sounds like: you stand a broom up on its bristles and it will stay there on its own:Okay so NASA said today was the only day a broom can stand up on its own because of the gravitational pull…I didn’t believe it at first but OMG! pic.twitter.com/M0HCeemyGt— mk February 10, 2020we had to go test it… pic.twitter.com/DNtkOlLRGd— Dyant D. Harris February 10, 2020Even Paula Abdul did it: View this post on Instagram Pajama broom challenge What are you doing on a Monday Night?! #broomchallengeA post shared by Paula Abdul on Feb 10, 2020 at 9:39pm PSTWell, CNN says you can do this “trick” today, tomorrow, yesterday, or a month from now. It’s just gravity and balance. CNN says that since the center of gravity is low on a broom, you can get the bristles to fan out in a way which balances it straight up. And you can do this all-year round. Wait! Gravity exists every day?! Shocking. NASA tweeted:There’s no special gravity that only affects brooms, but the Moon’s gravity creates tides on Earth. Thanks, @NASAMoon! #BroomstickChallenge https://t.co/5XryZ4SfmH— NASA Earth February 11, 2020The challenge being debunked as a one-day only occurrence is good news for dudes who go to the ER claiming that a broomstick just magically ended up in their ass due to basic physics. They can use that excuse all the time now!Pic: TwitterDlisted

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