If you happen to’ve famous movies of brooms standing up all on their very own in your popping up in your social media feed like some form of Fantasia-like sorcery, you’re not alone. The viral craze has individuals attempting to stability their broomsticks upright — therefore the title #BroomChallenge.
A brand new phenomenon, this isn’t.
It’s merely the most recent resurgence of an outdated fable helped alongside on Monday with a tweet purporting that NASA had proclaimed that Feb. 10 was the one and solely day when a brush may rise up with none help because of the Earth’s gravitational pull.
NASA didn’t instantly responded to TIME’s request for touch upon this gravity-defying story, however there doesn’t seem like any proof the company is concerned.
Fortunately, the broom problem works any outdated day, just because its heart of gravity is low, based on CNN. In actual fact, the social media pattern has swept Twitter and Fb on a number of events; CNN debunked the idea that it had something to do with planetary alignment or any particular calendar day the video beneath.
The video additionally covers how individuals attempt to make related magic with eggs at equinox time, because of an analogous fable that has circulated for years. It’s the identical deal: the yolk merely settles, therefore making the egg’s heart of gravity low sufficient to stability on a desk with no strings connected. Viral eggs, y’all.
So the second is nothing new or particular to Monday. However that didn’t stopped individuals from partaking within the pattern themselves — and possibly even partaking in a bit housekeeping whereas they’re at it, which certainly makes the stunt greater than worthwhile? And the outcomes are too endearing to withstand viewing. See a number of the most enjoyable makes an attempt beneath.
Even Paula Abdul did a dance round her #broomchallenge broom in some festive pajamas.
Now that’s a Monday night time.