Though your mass stays consistent no matter where you are, your weight can fluctuate. You'd weigh less standing at the equator than you would at a pole. Thank centrifugal and centripetal forces!
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Losing Weight At The Equator
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We now know the answer is no, but it's interesting to see where and why it fluctuates.
Written by Curiosity Staff December 22, 2016
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