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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Going Polar

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?

Is it:
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?

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