Your Broom Is Not Standing up Because of Gravitational Pull

Oh science...or the lack there of! The internet *can* be a mecca of scientific greatness.

If you're wonder why everyone is sharing videos of their broom standing up by themselves, here's why.

A tweet that recently went viral, suggests that NASA said Monday was the only day the "standing broom" trick would work, because of the earth's gravitational pull. While there is no evidence of NASA making this claim, the internet ran with it anyway and for a lot of people...it worked!

But the truth is, you can make a broom stand upright today... and tomorrow and the day after... and the day after that.

It has nothing to do with the earth's gravitational pull on a certain day. It also has nothing to do with the vernal equinox (another day of the year when this "magic" supposedly

happens).

Instead, it has everything to do with balance.

According to CNN, The center of gravity is low on a broom, and rests directly over the bristles. Which means, if you can get the bristles positioned like a tripod, your broom will stand upright any day of the year.

 
 
 

Source:CNN

Photo: Getty Images

Amy James

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