Friday, February 29, 2008

Happy Leap Day!

Don't you think that each leap day should be a holiday? I do. When I was little I always wished that my birthday had fallen on a leap day. I figured that was what it would take to make me cool. Apparently I had no idea ;). If Alison and I had been planning ahead then we would have obviously tried to time the birth of Baby Who Shall Not Yet Be Named to today. The good news is that we will have another chance in 3 years 3 months...

I found this really interesting description of leap years that I thought I would share. Just to quote from the explanation the author gives of the rules for leap years:

Every year divisible by 4 is a leap year (adds an extra day to February),
EXCEPT the last year of each century, such as 1900, which is NOT a leap year . . .
EXCEPT when the number of the century is a multiple of 4, such as 2000, which IS a leap year . . .
EXCEPT the year 4000 and its later multiples (8000, 12000, etc) which are NOT leap years.

(read the article if you're looking for a better explanation). I never knew that some years divisible by 4 were not leap years - but it all makes sense. Once again, Happy Leap Day!

5 comments:

Bill Gates said...

Never mind. You are a nerd.

Rachelle said...

Whenever you talk about your baby, who shall not be named yet, it makes me think you are going to name her lord voldemort.

Rachelle said...

Whenever you talk about your baby, who shall not be named yet, it makes me think you are going to name her lord voldemort.

tysqui said...

Bill, even though you are always saying mean things about me, I'm not taking your picture down from above my bed.

Rachelle, while Lord Voldemort is not on our short list of names, I'll let Alison know that you like it.

Rachelle, while Lord Voldemort is not on our short list of names, I'll let Alison know that you like it.

Hyrum said...

Presidential elections and the Summer Olympics also take place during Leap Year.

I agree that Leap Day should be a holiday.