Internet goes crazy over #BroomChallenge

You may be seeing many photos on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter of simply a broomstick standing up with the hashtag #BroomChallenge lately.

Some people may think it has to do with cleaning or maybe some kind of sorcery -- nope! The "sweeping" trend has taken-off due to a social media hoax that, allegedly incorrectly attributed to NASA, a broom can only stand up straight on its' own on Monday, February 10th due to the Earth's gravitational pull.

The theory has been de-bunked, however, broomstick photos are popping up all around -- partially because a broom can stand on its' own any day of the year if balanced correctly, not because of a unique gravitational pull.

Try it out and tag us in your photos anyway!

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