04 November 2009

Is YOUR broom standing??

'there ain't now strings on me!'
             (from Pinocchio)

No strings, no glue, just balanced.  And yes, it's an angle broom.  Yesterday at Storytime one of the other Mother's there went to Dollar General to pick up a few things.  When she returned she told us about how they had all the brooms standing up like this, lining the aisles.  They told her it has something to do with the tilt of the earth, planets lining up, ???, and it would last for 9 more days and then wouldn't happen again for 90 years.  The info I've skimmed on the internet hasn't given me much info and I don't have time to research it!  I just know that MY broom is standing on its own right now.  In 8 more days we shall see if it still stands or not:)  Travis was able to get a push broom to do the same thing at work.  Interesting.  So...is YOUR broom standing?


Blogger Rachel said...

I've been hearing about this....but no, my broom isn't standing. I tried. Maybe my floor is slanted :) Or maybe I don't have patience :)

November 4, 2009 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger Minister Grace said...

I was hoping you'd post this.... my sister told me about it, but I was afraid all the stress of moving was making her a little, shall we say, crazy? It's not working in Virginia, we must be tilted enough away for it not to work. Cool post!

November 4, 2009 at 1:35 PM  
Blogger Olivia Coy said...

It worked. And we used a slanted broom too.

November 4, 2009 at 1:50 PM  
Blogger Minister Grace said...

I take it back, I bought a new broom with a wooden handle and it is standing up right now as we speak!

November 4, 2009 at 3:27 PM  
Blogger hubbardgirl said...

regina called me from target just now and said she had a broom standing alone (they must think she is a moron(:(:) mine is wooden, heavy duty and a little crooked and i can't get it to stand. it's prob just tired like me!!

November 4, 2009 at 3:39 PM  
Blogger Mrs. K said...

You are not, seriously, going to try to get me to do this, are you? You do know that I am allergic to my broom and only touch it in cases of emergency, right? Oh all right. I'll report back.

November 4, 2009 at 5:23 PM  
Anonymous Kelsey said...

This is so crazy!! But thanks for blogging about it, glad to know we aren't the ONLY crazy ones in a store standing up brooms!

November 4, 2009 at 6:01 PM  
Blogger Morgan said...

I have to stop into walmart in G-ville before work tomorrow and I plan on making an **extra special** trip to the broom aisle and doing an experiment. Then I plan on leaving the brooms in the aisle for on-lookers. ;)

I definitely worked at our house and the bottom of the broom even gives off a magnetic feeling...like the floor is a magnet!

November 4, 2009 at 8:45 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

I'm wondering how many kitchens around the country have brooms standing with a circle of people standing around gawking at it?!?!

Ours is one of them. :)

November 5, 2009 at 1:09 PM  

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