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Leap Year: The Fact, Figures and Far-Out Families

LEAP YEAR: The Facts, Figures and Far-out Families 2012 is a Leap Year, meaning we have one extra day to finally catch up (or not)! Become a leapling expert with this comprehensive guide to Leap Year before February 29, 2012 passes you by! THE RHYME AND REASON BEHIND LEAP YEARS Why Do We Need Them?> Leap Years are necessary to keep our calendar in alignment with the Earth's revolutions around the sun. One Earth Revolution Around the Sun = 365 DAYS HOURS 48 MINUTES 4 6 SECONDS Since our calendar has exactly 365 days in a year, we would lose almost six hours from our calendar every year if we did not add February 29 to every fourth year. 25 24 20 15 10 The number of days that our calendar would be off after only 100 years with- out leap days! 20 40 60 Number of Years Without Leap Day 80 100 Why February 29? • Traditional Roman Calendar • Martius Aprilis Maius Quintilis September October Sextilis November Ianuarius Februarius Our calendar is based on the early January and February were added around 700 BCE by Numa Pompilius to reflect a lunar calendar; this made Roman calendar used by Romulus, which had only 10 months begin- ning in March. February the last month of the year. I came, I saw, I declared a leap year! Julius Caesar introduced Leap Years around 45 BCE by adding one day to the.last month of the calendar year, February. FEBRUARY 29 (How To Calculate A Leap Year > Caesar declared that every year evenly divisible by four would be a leap year. While simple, thiş rulę actually created too many leap years to keep the Roman and lunar calendars aligned. More than 1500 years later, a new formula was introduced with the Gregorian Calendar, which we still use today. START Can the year be YES + Not a evenly divisible by 4? NO Leap Year Can the year be evenly divisible Can the year be by 100? YES evenly divisible NO by 400? NO → LEAP YEAR! + YES LEAP DAY BIRTHDAYS What If You're Born On February 29? l' in 1,461 The chances of being born on Leap Day 4 million The number of people in the world People born on Leap Day are called leaplings. that were born on February 29th Advantages Obstacles A Pisces born on February 29 has an unusual FEBRUARO When 2/29 is entered into a personality and unique majority of websites it comes up as an invalid birth date. talents related to their INVAL birth date. Leaplings have to wait Leaplings are good- natured, friendly, and optimistic. every four years to officially observe their birthdays, but will typically choose either February 28 or March 1 to celebrate. Glass half FULL! In most states, leaplings Leaplings have the ability to rise above any situation and turn it into a success. MARCH must wait until March 1 to be eligible for any age- specific privileges (ages 16, 18, 21). WORLD RECORDS AND EVENTS ( Leap Year Records Most children born on February 29 Mrs. Karin Henriksen (Norway) gave birth to 3 children on consecutive Leap Days; her daughter in 1960 and her sons in 1964 and 1968. Most generations born on February 29 In the Keogh family (Ireland and Great Britain), the father was born on Leap Day, 1940, the son in 1964 and the granddaughter in 1996. HELLO my name is Leapling with the longest name Mr. Wolfe Plus 585 Sr. (Germany) was born on February 29, 1904, and holds the record for the world's longest name. He has a Christian name for every letter in the alphabet, and his Mr. Wolfe + 585 last name is 590 characters, or Wolfe Plus 585. Leap Day Throughout History> February 29 commemorates Sadie Hawkins Day on which a woman.can propose to her beau. Schools hold Sadie Hawkins Dances which encourage girls to ask boys to the event. 1928. Invented at the Savoy Hotel in London, the Leap Year cocktail was said to have spurred many a marriage proposal. 2 ounces gin 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier 1/2 ounce sweet vermouth 1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice Stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Serve with a twist of lemon. 1960 The first Playboy Club opened in Chicago featuring waitresses in "bunny" outfits. A 5.7 earthquake kills 1/3 of the population in Agadir, Morocco in 15 seconds. Tony Robbins, motivational speaker, was born. 1976 Rule, rapper, was born. 1996 A Peruvian commercial jetliner. ------ crashed in the Andes, killing all 123 people on board. This year 56 countries are recognizing 2012 Leap Day as Rare Disease Day, calling for more research into ailments that have no known cure. However you celebrate Leap Day, whether it's a birth- day, with a special cocktail or just remembering the past, make sure it's a good one because you won't see another February 29 for 1,460 days! Brought to you by SOURCES: | | | | | | | | | || Disclaimer The use of any trademarks in this Infographic do not represent any affiliation between Cheap Sally, LLC and any company and/or associations included within the infograph. Playboy and the Playboy Bunny are the trademarks of Playboy Enterprises, Inc. Inaccuracy (Days) anjuni December

Leap Year: The Fact, Figures and Far-Out Families

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