Kern the gnome travels world for weight experiment

  • 22 June 2012

A globetrotting garden gnome has been helping scientists in a worldwide experiment on weight!

Kern has travelled the planet - including Japan, Australia and the South Pole - and been weighed everywhere he's been.

The research team's found a slight difference in Kern's weight across the different locations.

It's because weight is affected by the force of gravity - and that varies across the globe.

Hayley went to meet Kern to find out more...