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kiki

United States

#1 Oct 8, 2009
we jus tried it, and it worked! my broom is even slanted and well used. what exactly is making them do that? i was told they have them balanced all over Lowes.
guest

United States

#2 Oct 8, 2009
Mine is also angled and we got it to stand last night. It is because of the equinox. The gravitational pull is stronger right now
guest

Little Rock, AR

#3 Oct 8, 2009
mine wont stand up what am i doing wrong
Guest

Branson, MO

#4 Oct 8, 2009
I had to turn mine in different directions and it finally stood up. I left it there for several hours.
kiki

United States

#5 Oct 8, 2009
i jus let mine swivel until it hit a spot where it would stand. equinox happens twice a yr, right? i didnt know it was that time. i still think its so cool.. maybe im easily amused.:~)
old timer

Lawrence, KS

#6 Oct 8, 2009
my broom is doing that too,
the equinox was in September, so no explination there.
dog chalk

Little Rock, AR

#7 Oct 8, 2009
you genius's have to much free time on your hands
otis

Russellville, AR

#8 Oct 8, 2009
Yeah it was Sept. 22! What's the deal?
guest

United States

#9 Oct 8, 2009
you might not fall off when your flying now
bonoian

Blytheville, AR

#10 Oct 8, 2009
ok well here's the explanation given to us at the Pioneer Homestead in White hall: A well made broom will stand up without being held once placed. When they make them they actually test them before putting them for sale. Pretty cool deal actually and my kids came home and tried it w/ ours and it worked. This was last year. No idea what the gravity thing is about tho.
guest

Ville Platte, LA

#11 Oct 8, 2009
We don't use a broom often around here anymore, but we have one.
So, I went to get it.
Whether it's on a carpet or bare floor, that darn thing just stands right up!
It seemed to work best with an east/west orientation.
What's up with that?
Scooby

Russellville, AR

#13 Oct 8, 2009
try balancing an egg in its end ! I dont have any eggs or I would...that's an old trick you can only do during the equiox.>>>>> > http://www.earthsky.org/tonightpost/astronomy... today is not the Autumn Equinox, it was September 22. This must be just a coincidence about the brooms.
Scooby

Russellville, AR

#14 Oct 8, 2009
Scooby

Russellville, AR

#15 Oct 8, 2009
sorry that one is too.
guest

United States

#16 Oct 8, 2009
I have a friend that got an egg to stand up yesterday. I also read the equinox was last month, so I really don't know what the explanation is
kiki

United States

#17 Oct 8, 2009
we tried the egg earlier, didnt work. maybe would have a couple of weeks ago. i dont know if i would consider my broom 'well built' it was like 8bux at walmart, and is kinda curved from use, not at all even or straight. im still impressed. lol
inside out

Barnesville, OH

#18 Oct 8, 2009
me and my kids tryed the broom thing today when they come in from school..and it worked..we left it standing there for about 2 hours....this is one of those things that make you go hmmmm
RDM

Lake Charles, LA

#19 Oct 8, 2009
mine stood for more then 7 hours and it is a cheap on I paid like 5 dollars for it at the dollarstore

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Since: Sep 08

Jonesboro, Arkansas

#20 Oct 8, 2009
my broom is balancing but i can't get a penny or an egg too but my friends did :( im still trying too...one of my old teachers said this was a "once every 62 years" thing...pretty cool
Phil

Russellville, AR

#21 Oct 8, 2009
well you know there are bound to be some brooms that will do this anytime. try it tomorrow & see. I dont know about the "every 62 years" deal, could not find anything related on the web. What I want to know is...where did all you broom balancers hear about this originally? Any other source besides this post? I just dont get it. If your broom won't balance tomorrow or the next day, then we'll know there is something to it.

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