The 'Broomstick Challenge' Is Going Viral

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If you've been checking social media the past couple of days, you may've seen lots of videos of people with their brooms. I know, I'm just as shocked as you that so many teenagers know what a broom looks like.

It's all for the new, viral "broomstick challenge." That's where you stand a broom up, let go, and it magically stays standing.

The challenge started going viral Monday, when someone tweeted a video of a standing broom and commented that it would only work because, quote, "NASA said today was the only day a broom can stand up on its own because of the gravitational pull."

But.... that's not true. NASA never said anything like that. And you should be able to stand up a broom on its own any day of the year because of the broom's low center of gravity. Good luck.