Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Leap Day

Today is the day our human calendars catch up with the earths rotations. The Earth actually doesn't rotate around the sun every 365 days. It actually rotates every 365.25 days.  Therefore, to catch up with that 0.25 days, every 4 years, we have a leap day.

Pretty savvy, except the earth doesn't really revolve around the sun every 365.25 days, and therefore to make up for the additional screw up in our human calendars, we skip leap year every now and then, as was done in the year 2000. This makes so much sense, wow!

You can read the full article at the LA Times. It won't be any clearer!

So here's the all important question: What do the kids that are born on leap day do?

It's a conspiracy I tell you!

1 comment:

  1. Double birthdays? Only aging every 4 years? Not fair!!



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