Happy Friday everyone. It’s February 29th which means it’s Leap Day!
Here are some fun facts while I plug away at my deadlines.

According to infoplease:

Leap years are added to the calendar to keep it working properly. The 365 days of the annual calendar are meant to match up with the solar year. A solar year is the time it takes the Earth to complete its orbit around the Sun—about one year. But the actual time it takes for the Earth to travel around the Sun is in fact a little longer than that—about 365¼ days (365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds, to be precise). So the calendar and the solar year don’t completely match—the calendar year is a touch shorter than the solar year.

And how’s this for exclusivity:

  • According to the Honor Society of Leap Year Babies, about 200,000 Americans were born on Leap Day
  • only 0.0684% of the world’s population are Leapers
Leap Year Day Babies
per 1461 people… 1
per million people… 684
in the USA… about 200,000
in the world… about 4 million
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