Lose weight with less gravity!

You weigh less on the Equator than at the South Pole.

I saw a show once about a science researcher that traveled the globe with a small scale and an ordinary garden gnome, you know, like the one on Travelocity TV commercials.

At one point he weighed the gnome at the south pole and it weighed 309.82 grams. At the equator the gnome weighed 307.86 grams. The gnome was 0.6% lighter at the equator, which is further from the center of the earth’s core than the south pole.

The further you go from the core of the earth, the less gravity you experience. So if you want to lose weight without dieting or exercise, go to the equator!

Here’s the scientist himself weighing the gnome.

How did such an immense amount of water actually came to the Earth during its formation period?

There is not an “immense amount of water” on Earth. To we specks walking like ants on the surface of the planet it looks to be a lot of water, but it really isn’t.

To illustrate this I like to show the image below which shows the total water of all the oceans, lakes and rivers on the planet compared to the planet itself.

You can see from the above image, the amount of water relative to the size of the planet is indeed very little, almost insignificant. In fact, relative to the size of the earth, the ocean is very shallow.

This means that only a very small percentage of the collisions early Earth experienced needed to bring water to the planet. The vast majority of these early collisions did not result in the presence of water.

Why did people believe that water was an element?

Why did people believe that water was an element? Some cultures, like in Hinduism, still believe there are five elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether.

It really depends on definition. We assume the word “element” has a specific definition that is universal in the English language, when that is not the nature of English. English evolves differently in the different areas of the world where it is spoken. Thus the letter we pronounce “zee” (Z) in America is pronounced “zed” everywhere else in the world that they speak English. Aluminum in the States is Aluminium in England. A gallon of milk in America is not the same size as an Imperial Gallon of milk in the U.K. In India if you say, “I am liking you too much,” it is a compliment. In the United States it would seem like an insult.

In the Hindustani version of English, an element is a state of matter. Thus you have solid, liquid, fire, gas and the mythical ether they say space is made of.

So I believe the answer to your question is it’s a question of regional definitions of the word.

Chicago is 59 miles from the opposite shore of Lake Michigan. Given the earth’s curvature, it should be 2320 feet below the horizon. How can it be seen?

Is the Earth flat or round, and how do you know?

Well, from personal experience, from science, from math, from the fact that long bridges are wider at the top than at the bottom, from the fact that the sun doesn’t disappear due to perspective – it clearly sets and rises as you can see for yourself, from the fact that I can see a ship sail out to see and disappear below the horizon, from the fact that in the middle of the Lake Pontchartrain bridge for 8 miles you can see neither shore, from the fact that that in the middle of the ocean you can see no shore…. what makes you think it’s anything other? Because it always “looks” flat to you?

A different way to look at it

The other day I was barreling down the highway at almost 1/10 the speed of sound! Mach 0.0977493 to be precise. Would you believe I was actually going over 33 and 1/2 meters per second! That’s 120 km per hour!

Alas, I was going 75 mph, the speed limit around here.