The “broom challenge” officially broke the internet this week, having many people believe that a broomstick could only stand up on its own on February 10, 2020 because of gravity.
As social media began to fill up with photos and videos of the #broomchallenge, NASA later debunked the myth on Twitter. “Astronaut Alvin Drew and scientist Sarah Noble respond to the #BroomstickChallenge, showing that basic physics works every day of the year — not just February 10th,” the official NASA account tweeted.
— NASA (@NASA) February 11, 2020
Many Latin artists, however, did not hesitate to join in on the fun, even translating it to the “escoba challenge” in Spanish. CNCO’s Joel Pimentel took on the challenge and everyone was surprised by the results. “NASA was not lying, it worked!” the group expressed on Instagram. Trap artist Jon Z poked some fun at himself posing next to the broom. “How many brooms do you see?” he asked his fans.
Meanwhile, Puerto Rican singer Dalex had no luck, failing three times. “This broom has been used. I don’t know if it has to be new for it to work,” he said in a since-deleted Instagram post.
Check out some of the Latin artists who joined the #BroomChallenge fun below.