Friday, February 29, 2008

Leap Year 101

Happy Leap Day everyone! Thought I'd share some fun trivia about Leap Year.....I love knowing stuff like this:

  • in the Gregorian calendar, 3 criteria determine which years will be leap years: (1) the year is divisible by 4; (2) of those years, if it can be divided by 100, it is NOT a leap year; unless (3) the year is divisible by 400. Then it is a leap year. Got that? For an easier way to determine if a particular year will be a leap year, try the handy Leap Year Calculator.
  • your chances of being born on Leap Day are about 1 in 1500.
  • there are about 187,000 people in the US and about 4 million people worldwide who were born on Leap Day.
  • famous Leap Day babies include Ja Rule (rapper), Dinah Shore (singer) and Jimmy Dorsey (bandleader), among others

Have a great (extra) day today!

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