I don't know how we got on the topic, but Lauren and I were recently discussing how an object on the equator would weigh differently than if it resided on one of the earth's poles.
So my quiz for you:
If you were visiting Santa on the North Pole and weighed 200 lbs, what would you weigh on the equator?
a. 195 lbs
b. 199 lbs
c. 201 lbs
d. 205 lbs
And the answer is (highlight this text and the space beyond to see): b. 199 lbs -- in other words, 0.5% less.
Did you guess correctly and win the showcase showdown?