Leap Year: Facts and Figures February 16, 2012 via To Share click →FacebookTwitterPinterestRedditTumblrWhatsAppEmailPrint
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Calculated out, the Earth moves around the Sun in about 365.2422 days.
The current leap year procedure results in an average year of 365.2425 days (per 400 years).
In 3,323 years, they would need to skip a leap year to get back in alignment.
As a bit of pointless trivia, the guy who writes “Shlock Mercenary” was born on Feb 29th.
I remember reading that at some point, the atomic clocks will need to be adjusted by a second to match up with the Earth’s rotation.
If you are salaried (i.e. paid monthly) you work for free for one day each leap year.
Feb 29th should be an international holiday.
I’m going to bring that up with the HR deptartment
If you’re salaried, then you’re still getting paid more per day in February than any other month, including leap years.
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