Sorry, folks: the earth wasn't at some magical angle that allows broomsticks to stand up on their own.
Every now and then, NASA has to put out a video to debunk some crazy "scientific" claim. The latest one is the infamous broomstick challenge.
In a nutshell, people were claiming that the space agency was publicizing a single day (February 10) during which you could stand a broom on its own because of the angle of the earth's axis, gravity, and a bunch of other smartypants stuff.
Turns out, it was a bunch of malarkey.
🧹 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯— NASA (@NASA) February 11, 2020
Astronaut Alvin Drew and scientist Sarah Noble respond to the #BroomstickChallenge, showing that basic physics works every day of the year — not just February 10th. pic.twitter.com/4TTbI3mvzd
Nevertheless, all of the best celebrities were getting in on the action.
Does anyone remember this movie? (It's Breakin'.)
This challenge has clearly gone to the dogs.
Mothers and disgruntled roommates everywhere will all agree that one good thing came out of the broomstick challenge ...
The #broomstickchallenge has caused countless 20 something year olds to pick up a broom for the first time— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) February 11, 2020
Did you try the broomstick challenge? Tell us how it went in the comments!