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Things You Should Know About Leap Day February 29th

By February 26, 2020 No Comments

You have no doubt heard that February 2020 has a Leap Day this year.  It prompted me to do a little research on some Leap Year facts.  There are some pretty interesting things I have to share with you!

  1. Did you know it actually takes 365 days 5 hours, 48 minutes and 46 seconds for the Earth to rotate the sun every year? If you are like me and always short on time, I was thinking it would have been nice to have a few extra minutes every month.  In case you are wondering and don’t feel like taking out your calculator, we could add 29 minutes and 3.8 seconds to every month.  That would be nice on say the last Saturday of the month. In place of that extra time, the calendar is organized to include 366 days every 4 years to keep our calendar aligned with solar events.  No chance of getting a few extra minutes every month I am guessing.
  2. Your chances of being born on February 29th are 1 in 1,461. Not bad odds!
  3. If you are born on February 29th or happen to have a new arrival this year you, can join The Honor Society of Leap Year Babies. There are more than 10,000 members!
  4. There is an official Leap Day cocktail – let me know how you like it!

1 dash lemon juice
2/3 gin
1/6 Grand Marnier
1/6 sweet vermouth

Shake, serve, garnish with a lemon peel, and enjoy the flood of bittersweet flavors. It’s like a marriage, in your mouth!