Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day/Hump Day

Happy leap day everyone, especially to everyone who was born on February 29!


"Thirty days hath September,
April, June and November;
All the rest have thirty-one 
Save February, she alone 
Hath eight days and a score 
Til leap year gives her one day more. "


Leap day TingTinging fun facts

Without a leap day every four years, our timing with the Earth's rotation around the sun would be an additional six hours off-schedule every year.

A person born on leap day may be called a "leapling" or a "leaper".  Superman's birthday is February 29th.

A law by Queen of Margaret of Scotland, required that fines be levied if a marriage proposal was refused by the man on leap year (although virtually no laws of Margaret's survived).

To celebrate "One More Disney Day", Disneyland in California and Magic Kingdom in Florida will be open for 24 hours from February 29 at 6AM until 6AM on March 1.




2 comments:

  1. I always wondered how people born on this day celebrate their birthdays....on the 28th or the 1st of March...or maybe every four years? lol

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    1. In the U.K. and Hong Kong, "leap year babies" officially turn a year older on March 1st.

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