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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!— mk February 10, 2020we had to go test it…— 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— 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