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The #broomchallenge isn't real and your broom will stand on its own tomorrow, too

According to countless internet users, an alleged post from NASA claims that due to the earth's specific tilt, a house hold broom can stand on its own today and today only.
The internet is being taken over by people standing their brooms up on end. (Photo: Candy Meluch)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WKYC) - A new craze is sweeping the internet - literally.

On Monday, thousands took to social media to test out social media's latest craze, the #broomchallenge.

According to countless internet users, an alleged post from NASA claims that due to the earth's specific tilt, a house hold broom can stand on its own today and today only.

WKYC Chief Meteorologist Betsy Kling believes the challenge is a hoax.

"It's just balance. People think it's special because at what other point in your life would you stop and try to balance a broom," she explains.

While the original mention from NASA hasn't been located, that hasn't stopped folks from testing out the theory.

Check out some the examples below: