I remember the first time I saw a broom standing without a person partnering it. I was visiting my sister and noticed that she had brooms just standing around.
Of course, I asked, “What’s with the brooms?”
I was thinking maybe a science fair project or a magic trick.
She replied, “Oh, Gregg came home and started standing all the brooms up. He has discovered that for a certain time of
the year brooms will stand alone.”
As I write about this I think of the witch hunts. Did they see a broom standing alone and think to themselves, "Couldn't only a witch make a broom stand alone with their magic?" It would surely have added to the troubles they were having at that time. :)
So, here's how I understand this phenomenon:
There is a planetary alignment where the magnetic poles shift. In March the sun is aligned with the equator. On March the 20th, the first day of Spring, the sun is perfectly aligned.
The story goes that in 2009 a lady in Prattville, AL discovered that for a couple of weeks in March, a broom will stand alone after the initial stand,(even the slanted ones). On March 20th, it is stated that you can stand an egg on end because it perfectly balances on a surface.
Well, it’s that time of year, get your brooms out! Then on the 20th gather the children and amaze them by standing an egg on its end! It may be the "First Day of Spring" that they will remember forever! :)