Ghanaians join viral #BroomChallenge; here's what you need to know about it

If yes, you might already know the answer why but for those living under a rock, here's what's trending in social media today: a broom standing on its own!

The catch? Most people believed it had something to do with the Earth's gravitational pull after a viral tweet suggested that NASA said as much.

And Fifth Harmony alumna Ally Brooke was both shocked and excited to see the challenge done successfully in a video she shared on Twitter.

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He held firm until the 10th game, when Djokovic forced a set point and took it with a forehand flick, celebrating exuberantly. I think it was the maximum I could have got at this tournament especially after the Millman and Sandgren matches.


"How the hell are you guys doing yours?"

Some celebrities even gave it a shot, including Paula Abdul, who delivered a hilarious dance in pajamas around the broom standing up - until it fell over. However, that turned out to be false-NASA said no such thing, and the agency has provided no source information backing the claim. "While this hoax was harmless, it also shows why it's important for all of us to do some fact checking and research-including checking in with @NASA and NASA.gov for real science fun facts-before jumping into the latest viral craze". That means is you get those bristles positioned like a tripod, the broom will stand up on its own, any day of the year. Standing brooms have caught people's attention before they even became the focus of Twitter.

A quite old trick has gone viral again and "NASA broom challenge" or the "gravitational pull day" has taken over Twitter. There was nothing special about February 10 that caused people's brooms to do this.

  • Delia Davidson