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Viral 'Broomstick Challenge' Trips Up Men, But Not Women

There has been an onslaught of TikTok challenges. Am I right? And if you're the type of person who jumps at the chance to try them out, listen up.

Have you heard of the broomstick challenge? Well, as it turns out, women are much better at performing this trick than men. Do you want to know why? Okay, let's find out together then. Something tells me that this one is going to make you laugh.

So what is the broomstick challenge, you ask?

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Here's the gist. Grab a broomstick and hold onto it while you place it close to the floor. Then try stepping over it one foot at a time. It seems easy enough, right?

But hold on! Not so fast.

woman in a TikTok video doing the broomstick challenge while her husband looks on
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As it appears, women have no problem doing this. I have seen this trick performed over and over again. And every lady that tried it did it easily. However, that's not the case with their guys.

Take a look at this woman's husband who attempts to do the same thing.

Ha, ha! What did I tell you? A complete fail, right? What is happening here? Why can't this man do this? I simply don't get it? Oh my goodness. It's fun to watch him try, though. Are you with me on this?

I know what you might be thinking...

Maybe this man isn't all that well coordinated. But no! He's not the only one. Other men have also tried this trick and failed miserably at it. Check out this video here of another broomstick challenge victim.

What did I tell you?

This is painful to watch. Actually, I lied. It isn't painful to watch at all. In fact, it's pretty hilarious. I need to get my hubby to try this ASAP. And I'll try to videotape him, too, so I have proof.

So let's get to the bottom of this. Shall we?

man saying "now I get it."
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Why can women do this and not men? As it turns out, the answer is quite simple. It has to do with their center of gravity. Aha! Now we're on to something.

Here's the problem.

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The center of mass for most women is lower to the hips, while the center of mass in men is much higher. Therefore, when men try to do the broom challenge while bent over, it gets much harder to complete the task.

And this is why the guys faceplant, lol.

man falling while trying the broom TikTok challenge
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Oh my gosh! I have no idea about this, but I must admit it's pretty fun to watch. Whoever came up with this particular challenge is a genius. Now, women all over have something to challenge their husbands and partners with, indeed.

So, have you done this challenge with your hubby?

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Was it fun to watch him struggle just like all the other guys? I bet it was, lol. As I said, I know I'm pretty late to the game, but I can't wait to challenge my hubby-to-be to do this with me. It's going to make me laugh so hard, hee-hee.