Friday, March 2, 2012

Fantasia or just physics?


Photo courtesy of Mary (my baby)


Every so often something appears on social networking sites that seems to be beyond comprehension.  Then again this odd phenomenon that is making its way across the Internet seems vaguely familiar, as if one has seen it before. 

At the moment the current conundrum is the free standing broom. What can make an ordinary broom stand up in the middle of the floor on its own?  Is it magic?  Is it, as they would have you believe due to the Leap Year?  The standing broom is not new. Sometimes they say the cause is due to the equinox. Sometimes the placements of planets at a given time are to blame.  The real explanation--this time-- has nothing to do with Leap Year.  It's all about balance.  Really, I wouldn’t kid you.  Click the link below:

Truth to the broom trick


12 comments:

craftattack said...

I wonder if Harry Potter knows about it? Valerie

maddyrose said...

Darn! Here I was hoping for it to be magic!

Theanne said...

clever trick...(I agree)when the broom starts sweeping on its own...that will be enough of big deal to get me to sit up and take notice ;-)

Magic Love Crow said...

Very clever Crystal ;o) I still like to think it's magic ;o) LOL! I don't know if you saw, but "Lucky Crow" is on my blog ;o) He is so darn handsome ;o) Thanks again ;o)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

That is so cool! I read the article, and I agree....I'd like to see it sweep the floor by itself!

Liz Revit said...

Amazing! I wonder how long the broom can stand on its own.

Christine said...

this is too funny! Thanks for sharing 'the secret'.

Heather said...

wow! Gotta love the Internet!
Happy Sunday to You!
xo

Rita said...

Never have seen a standing broom or anything about them. Clever! :)

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

I never knew! What a great article~

Anne said...

Now, if only I could get the broom to stand up and then sweep on its own. Though, yes, things could get out of hand Fantasia style, but I'd be hoping for more Harry Potter-esque results.

Jan said...

It's fun to believe that a bit of magick may have happened here...but, reading the truth was interesting also :)

Jan

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