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Fact or Fiction: Broom challenge based on false information?

Posted at 2:12 PM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-12 17:12:06-05

(KGTV) - Did NASA really say that February 10th was the only day you can make a broom stand on its own?


Many people posted videos of themselves balancing a broom on its end.

But you can do that any day. There was no special gravitational pull on that date and NASA never claimed there was.

A broom typically has a low center of gravity. So if you stand it on end and spread the bristles just right, you can form a tripod-like structure which will hold up the broom.