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Happy Leap Year Day!

by on February 29, 2012

Today is February 29th, 2012 which means it’s Leap Year Day!! No, you probably won’t get a day off from school because of this little-known holiday but it is interesting to know about it. Because of this day, 2012 will have 366 days in the year instead of the normal 365 days. Why, you might ask? Well, it’s all because we have to keep in time with the seasons and because the earth doesn’t spin around for exactly 365 days, humans just decided to add a day.

That was my smart, logical answer that I hope made sense with me sounding like a geek, lol. Here is a video that perfectly describes what’s going on. It must blow having a birthday on this day, which only comes every 4 yrs.

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