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Thread: Quick Go get a broom!

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    Quick Go get a broom!

    Tonight is the second night of the year that a broom will stand up by itself. Try it it works! The bristle end on the floor. It will stand up by itself. Broom pics are all over facebook. LOL
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    sorry, mine fell over. I must be doing something wrong.

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    I had three broom standing straight up. My grands are having a ball with friends standing brooms up all down the sidewalk.
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    I gotta try this!!!

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    Sorry, I'm too busy organizing a snipe hunt. Want to come?

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    It must work only in the south.
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    Totally forgot about this. Went and got my broom and sure enough it works. Took pics because no one here will believe me, if I don't. That is awesome.
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    Worked here!!! What fun!!! Son was here visiting so had him do it too and he could not believe it - so took pictures with his camera phone and is sending the pics to everybody. Called my daughter to see if she had a broom and she said that she has been getting pictures on Facebook of brooms for about a week. But it doesn't seem to work with one of those regular old brooms - just the new synthetic slanted brooms.
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    This is weird. What is special about tonight that causes this to work?
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    Ours stood for about 5 mins.

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    http://www.snopes.com/science/equinox.asp

    Now I challenge all of you to try the same thing a month from now and see if you can still do it.

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    Cool

    I did it with my regular old straw broom!! DH couldn't believe it! It was strange to see!

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    It only works at night??

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    Supposed to also work with eggs. Now don't go making a mess.lol
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    Pictures? have never seen this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts View Post
    http://www.snopes.com/science/equinox.asp

    Now I challenge all of you to try the same thing a month from now and see if you can still do it.

    Ahh, why take the fun out of something so harmless? I think sometimes whimsical is necessary, especially for kids to get that look of wonder in their eyes.

    By the way, Snopes was started by a man and woman who DECIDE if something is true or false, no research goes into it other then what they want to google. 20/20 did a report on Snopes. The couple wasn't very talkative, just kept shrugging their shoulders. They did admit they didn't check anything much, just went with what felt was true or false.
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    I think there are wonders we're not suppose to understand!! Why is there not enough dirt to refill a hole dug during a full moon? If the dirt that was dug out is put right back in, it won't fill the hole...my dad showed us this all the time when we were young. BTW, been a while since I've been "snipe hunting"!! My dad used to tell us he was going to take us snipe hunting! Never did though so I finally figured it out! LOL

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    I tried the broom and it worked, so there must be something wicked going on.

    Oh I forgot it's the broom I use to take a ride with, so I guess not something really extraordinary!
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    If it works with a modern broom with the slanted cut, they have nylon bristles. It is probably due to the weather that they stand up. It is likely static electricity with all the storms around.
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    It worked here in VA : D.
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    I'd be more impressed if you got an egg to stand up. I'm coming to Dunster's snipe hunt! Will there be wine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    By the way, Snopes was started by a man and woman who DECIDE if something is true or false, no research goes into it other then what they want to google. 20/20 did a report on Snopes. The couple wasn't very talkative, just kept shrugging their shoulders. They did admit they didn't check anything much, just went with what felt was true or false.
    They don't just DECIDE, they cite their research in disproving or proving different myths. At least they are willing to research matters -- too many people forward emails without even thinking twice about them!
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    tried it...didn't work...

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    Broom - yes; egg - no. Obviously my hens don't know about this! Or maybe I have to use one that's laid today!
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    Quote Originally Posted by willferg View Post
    They don't just DECIDE, they cite their research in disproving or proving different myths. At least they are willing to research matters -- too many people forward emails without even thinking twice about them!

    And they all seem to have my email address....sigh...

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