Would I Weigh Less If I Were to Move to the Equator?

equatorAs our planet bulges at the equator, its gravitational pull there is lower than in the UK. Better still, the effect of the spin of the Earth at the equator also helps offset the force of gravity. The bad news is that even the combined effect would reduce your weight by less than 1 per cent – so it’s probably easier, all told, just to cut back on the beer and pies.