Happy Leap day!

Happy Leap Day everyone! Like the Olympics, the World Cup, and Ohio State being sanctioned for another NCAA violation, Leap Day only happens once every four years. While most of those events are famous, there is also a lesser-known event: Leap Seconds.

I’m serious! I wrote an article about it earlier (read about Leap Seconds). In fact, the idea for Leap Day comes from Leap Seconds.

Here is a picture of Mark leaping at Cedar Point. There was a surprising lack of pictures I’ve taken with someone jumping. I mean, this was taken way back in the days I lived at 541 in Ann Arbor (read about another Mark-story here).

Off-topic as usual. Here’s some more trivia: end-of-century years do not have Feb 29 unless it is exactly divisible by 400. So, 1700, 1800 and 1900, 2100, 2200 and 2300 were (will) not be Leap years, even though they’re divisible by four.

So if we somehow survive – diseases, drunken endeavors, and aliens will take 99% of us – and we end up living to the year 2100, we won’t get a Leap Day.

TAKE THAT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS WHO PROBABLY TAUGHT ME WRONG BECAUSE I DID NOT KNOW ABOUT THAT 400-RULE UNTIL I WIKIPEDIA-ED IT LIKE 5 MINUTES AGO.

Chris

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