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Another stupid thing the inter-social-media-webs is passing around: Brooms that can stand due to gravitational alignment of the whoositwhatzit
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: February 11, 2020 04:07PM
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The Broom Challenge went viral on numerous social media platforms on Monday, in which users online believed that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) announced that the Earth’s rotation would be “in perfect balance” on February 10, and therefore, it would be possible for a broom to balance standing up.

On Tik-Tok, Twitter and Instagram, users shared their videos and photos of brooms standing upright with no assistance. It appeared to be magic, but many people explained the phenomenon by saying it was linked to the Earth’s current gravitational pull and location in the universe. It is not a hoax that a broom can stand up on its own if balanced properly on the bristles, but it happens any day, not just on February 10.

There Is No Gravitational-Pull-Based Science That Causes a Broom to Stand Up on February 10
While it’s good, clean fun, this challenge is not based on any science, and NASA did not announce that because of the Earth’s gravitational pull around the spring equinox that brooms would suddenly be able to stand up straight. The spring equinox, also known as the vernal equinox, won’t occur until March 19, so it’s not clear why the story even went viral on February 10.

In an interview with Portal R7, published by Time 24 News, the director of the UNESP Astrophysics Institute, Rodolfo Langhi, said that there is no physical relationship with the fact that the brooms are standing.

“It depends on the base of the object, the heavier and wider it is, the greater the chances of standing, Langhi said. “The same brooms that appear in the photos can be balanced at any time of the year.”

So to surmise, brooms with a wide enough brush can stand up on their own regardless of the Earth’s location and level of gravitational pull between planets. The original mention of NASA’s announcement of The Broom Challenge Theory has yet to be located.




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Re: Another stupid thing the inter-social-media-webs is passing around: Brooms that can stand due to gravitational alignment of the whoositwhatzit
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 11, 2020 04:20PM
This is great!

Now I don't have to go The Mystery Spot to experience gradational marvels of disbelief.

And I can stop eating Tide Pods while getting buckets of ice water dumped on me.




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Re: Another stupid thing the inter-social-media-webs is passing around: Brooms that can stand due to gravitational alignment of the whoositwhatzit
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: February 11, 2020 04:24PM
I remember people saying that on a certain day one could balance and egg.



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Re: Another stupid thing the inter-social-media-webs is passing around: Brooms that can stand due to gravitational alignment of the whoositwhatzit
Posted by: DP
Date: February 11, 2020 04:27PM
More proof that social media's contribution to society is to prove that humans are devolving!





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Re: Another stupid thing the inter-social-media-webs is passing around: Brooms that can stand due to gravitational alignment of the whoositwhatzit
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: February 11, 2020 04:36PM
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ztirffritz
I remember people saying that on a certain day one could balance and egg.

Yes, this is a rerun of the same old stupid stunt.
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Re: Another stupid thing the inter-social-media-webs is passing around: Brooms that can stand due to gravitational alignment of the whoositwhatzit
Posted by: ArtP
Date: February 11, 2020 05:18PM
Old News - this guy was doing the same thing back in the 80's

New is Old - Youtube link.... smiley-excited001
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Re: Another stupid thing the inter-social-media-webs is passing around: Brooms that can stand due to gravitational alignment of the whoositwhatzit
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: February 11, 2020 09:21PM
....so.......broom....goes the dynamite.....???



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Re: Another stupid thing the inter-social-media-webs is passing around: Brooms that can stand due to gravitational alignment of the whoositwhatzit
Posted by: datbeme
Date: February 11, 2020 10:05PM
Wait. Which what proves that humans are devolving? That people fascinated with balancing brooms or the puffy chested people mocking them?
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Re: Another stupid thing the inter-social-media-webs is passing around: Brooms that can stand due to gravitational alignment of the whoositwhatzit
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: February 11, 2020 10:09PM
I am devolving, just stood my broom up in 1/2 a second to see if I could do it.



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Re: Another stupid thing the inter-social-media-webs is passing around: Brooms that can stand due to gravitational alignment of the whoositwhatzit
Posted by: DP
Date: February 12, 2020 06:53AM
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datbeme
Wait. Which what proves that humans are devolving? That people fascinated with balancing brooms or the puffy chested people mocking them?

Yes!





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Re: Another stupid thing the inter-social-media-webs is passing around: Brooms that can stand due to gravitational alignment of the whoositwhatzit
Posted by: wave rider
Date: February 12, 2020 11:52AM
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RAMd®d
This is great!

Now I don't have to go The Mystery Spot to experience gradational marvels of disbelief.

And I can stop eating Tide Pods while getting buckets of ice water dumped on me.

Thanks for the reminder! I need another Mystery Spot t-shirt…



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Re: Another stupid thing the inter-social-media-webs is passing around: Brooms that can stand due to gravitational alignment of the whoositwhatzit
Posted by: mikebw
Date: February 13, 2020 11:04AM
OMG some people are so dumb banghead smiley
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