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Solar flares, magnetic fields and a broom

Old 03-10-2012, 09:53 PM
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Default Solar flares, magnetic fields and a broom

I friend of mine from work tonight told me that due to the solar flares that are active right now there is a strange affect of the earths magnetic field and that he could stand up a broom and it would stay there on its own without falling over. when i got home tonight I thought I would try it myslef. I have to say its pretty cool! Here are some pics.

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Old 03-10-2012, 11:35 PM
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OK Now!!! Where's Elven Wizard???
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:03 AM
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Seriously dude.....how??

Is the broom stick metal? I've got to try this for myself.
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:09 AM
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Default RE: Solar flares, magnetic fields and a broom

That's too much fun. I just found a broom stick at work and did it myself. Everyone in the office is freaking out.

I'll post the pics tonight cause I don't have the interface cable here.

Nice one yakfish
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:36 AM
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Default RE: Solar flares, magnetic fields and a broom

I just tried it with two very different brooms, and yeah it worked.

One soft bristled indoor broom and one large outdoor broom with a pretty heavy handle and they both just stood there.
I even nudged them a bit and they went back to vertical and stayed there.....


Interesssssttttttiiiiinnnggggg. [X(]



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Old 03-11-2012, 07:49 AM
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Default RE: Solar flares, magnetic fields and a broom

i finally gave in and tried it, yeah its working but im still highly doubtful that its due to the solar storm... now if i can get this to happen with a raw egg i will believe it (i dont have any eggs at the moment)
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:58 AM
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I couldn't get it to work which bummed me out so I went and rode a solar flare on my unicorn...
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:12 AM
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Hey, don't forget to bring that unicorn back, eh?!

I'm deff going to try this again in a week's time.

I just did this at home again with a different broom and it worked again, this time on smooth tile.

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Default RE: Solar flares, magnetic fields and a broom

Reading reddit much?

Brooms can stand up regardless of a solar storm. When I was in high school, my friend and I would get really stoned, go to Wal Mart, and stand up a dozen brooms.
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:51 AM
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I've been able to make one broom stand up. It was a metal handle, plastic bristle broom with a straight bottom. A similar brooom but with angled bristles almost stood up but would not quite make it. The third, an older straw bristle, wooden handle broom that would not even consider standing at all.

So, from this I am concluding that the whole standing thing is more a function of the broom bristle style/material/cut than a cosmic phenomenon. I will repeat the whole three tests again in a month or so...
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Default RE: Solar flares, magnetic fields and a broom

I was think ing the same thing. and I plan to try it again in a month as well. Solar flares or not its still cool to see it stand on its own.
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:04 AM
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Hahahahahaa....thanks proanti....I needed a good laugh. I can just picture this situation....

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Reading reddit much?

Brooms can stand up regardless of a solar storm. When I was in high school, my friend and I would get really stoned, go to Wal Mart, and stand up a dozen brooms.
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i tried it and it worked then i looked it up on snopes read last paragraph and Facebook is going nuts with broom pictures http://www.snopes.com/science/equinox.asp
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Old 03-11-2012, 06:52 PM
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get really stoned, go to Wal Mart, and stand up a dozen brooms.

*Adds to To-Do List*






looked it up on snopes
Aaah yes, Snopes the killjoy website.

I remember the days before the internet when stuff like this was more fun.
Someone would hear about something, tell their friends and for the next few days everyone would be doing it (whatever it was).




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Old 03-11-2012, 07:12 PM
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I just did it, awesome!!!
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Default RE: Solar flares, magnetic fields and a broom

So the solar flare uses it's secret force only on broom sticks. Just tried it with a vacuum cleaner and - yup, works.
Now all the witches can not use their vehicles and have to stay home. I feel safer now. Thanks solar flares.

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I do SO love Snopes!  [8D]
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ORIGINAL: proanti1

Reading reddit much?

Brooms can stand up regardless of a solar storm. When I was in high school, my friend and I would get really stoned, go to Wal Mart, and stand up a dozen brooms.
when i was little i learned how to trick the urinals so they wouldnt stop running (sometimes it would flood) i was a jerk.... well i kinda still am.
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When I was a kid we would put foreign coins (or sometimes washers) that were slightly larger than the coin supposed to go in the bubblegum machines and the thing would keep turning and we would empty the whole machine.






We'd also go in to kitchen/electronics stores and set all the microwave ovens and egg timers to 1 minute.




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ORIGINAL: Dirty_Vinylpusher

When I was a kid we would put foreign coins (or sometimes washers) that were slightly larger than the coin supposed to go in the bubblegum machines and the thing would keep turning and we would empty the whole machine.






We'd also go in to kitchen/electronics stores and set all the microwave ovens and egg timers to 1 minute.




We would go to a gas station, throw a carton of eggs in the microwave and set it for like 10 minutes, then sit outside on our bikes and wait until they started exploding.
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Nice experiment, those guys at NASA know nothing compared to rc guys! Tell you what: if it works with a broom, it must also work with a rake or a shovel. So let me know when you geniuses make it and the i'll start praying to the SUN God
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ORIGINAL: proanti1


ORIGINAL: Dirty_Vinylpusher

When I was a kid we would put foreign coins (or sometimes washers) that were slightly larger than the coin supposed to go in the bubblegum machines and the thing would keep turning and we would empty the whole machine.






We'd also go in to kitchen/electronics stores and set all the microwave ovens and egg timers to 1 minute.




We would go to a gas station, throw a carton of eggs in the microwave and set it for like 10 minutes, then sit outside on our bikes and wait until they started exploding.
awesome. really sucks for whoever had to clean up! jerk

i figured out how to freak out this soda machine by the wal-mart, i would put in my 50 cents and get 3-6 soda's out of it.
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ORIGINAL: The_Shark


ORIGINAL: proanti1


ORIGINAL: Dirty_Vinylpusher

When I was a kid we would put foreign coins (or sometimes washers) that were slightly larger than the coin supposed to go in the bubblegum machines and the thing would keep turning and we would empty the whole machine.






We'd also go in to kitchen/electronics stores and set all the microwave ovens and egg timers to 1 minute.




We would go to a gas station, throw a carton of eggs in the microwave and set it for like 10 minutes, then sit outside on our bikes and wait until they started exploding.
awesome. really sucks for whoever had to clean up! jerk

i figured out how to freak out this soda machine by the wal-mart, i would put in my 50 cents and get 3-6 soda's out of it.
When I was about 17 I worked at a bike shop that had a really old soda machine. I had the brilliant idea to drop a washer in the coin slot, to my amazement, it allowed me to select a soda. Only worked with a particular type of quarter sized washer though.
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ORIGINAL: proanti1


ORIGINAL: The_Shark


ORIGINAL: proanti1


ORIGINAL: Dirty_Vinylpusher

When I was a kid we would put foreign coins (or sometimes washers) that were slightly larger than the coin supposed to go in the bubblegum machines and the thing would keep turning and we would empty the whole machine.






We'd also go in to kitchen/electronics stores and set all the microwave ovens and egg timers to 1 minute.




We would go to a gas station, throw a carton of eggs in the microwave and set it for like 10 minutes, then sit outside on our bikes and wait until they started exploding.
awesome. really sucks for whoever had to clean up! jerk

i figured out how to freak out this soda machine by the wal-mart, i would put in my 50 cents and get 3-6 soda's out of it.
When I was about 17 I worked at a bike shop that had a really old soda machine. I had the brilliant idea to drop a washer in the coin slot, to my amazement, it allowed me to select a soda. Only worked with a particular type of quarter sized washer though.
ive never done it but i have imagined this- at college we have these credit card swipy soda machines, swipe the card, make your selection and leave right? WRONG, it always prompts a 20second "make ANOTHER selection" almost nobody presses "end" you could just walk by and buy a backpack load of soda on them. they should really have it to end after one!

ive had many chances but im a honest person.
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Could this be the biggest modern practical joke of our era? How many people went and stood up brooms that would have stood up anyway?
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