Garden gnome dispatched to poles, equator, elsewhere, to measure gravitational variation

Kern Precision Scales has dispatched a garden gnome around the world to be weighed, in order to test the hypothesis that things weigh less at the equator than they do at the poles, due to the "little bit potato shaped" imperfections in the Earth's sphericalness. They've reported that their gnome is 0.6% lighter at the equator. This is a pretty awesome stunt.

The Gnome Experiment by Kern (via /.)