Happy Leap Day!
Did you know:
It takes 365 days, 5 hours, 49 minutes, and 16 seconds for the Earth to make a complete revolution around the sun? But who’s counting?
So, because even adding in an extra day every 4 years doesn’t quite do the trick, the first year of a new century only gets to be a leap year if it exactly divisible by 400. For example, 1900 was NOT a leap year, but 2000 was.
I did a quick Wikipedia search this morning. How did anyone know anything before Wikipedia?
So, because of this pesky, uneven earth revolution, we get an extra day to train for New York/Boston/Chicago/whatever race we are doing than we normally would. We also have to wait an extra day before it is socially acceptable to play Christmas carols. So, it is a give and take situation.
Also, any ladies out there who are sick and tired of waiting for a ring can get down on one knee and pop the question ala Amy Adams in Leap Year. (Adorable movie by the way). All of you boys with girlfriends better watch out! (UPDATE: apparently this is only the case in Ireland. But in this day and age, I say go for it even if you aren’t in Ireland!)
Plus, it just feels special to celebrate such a rare occasion.
So get out there, take advantage of the extra day of life, and make it the type of day that only exists every four years.