Fun Facts about Leap Year

  1. There is a 1 in 1,461 chance of being born naturally on February 29th.
  2. People born on February 29th are called “leaplings” or “leapers” and often celebrate their birthday on either February 28th or March 1st.
  3. In Greece, it is considered unlikely to get married in leap year and it is believed that the marriage is likely to end in divorce.
  4. In Ireland, women are told to only ever propose to a man on leap day. If a woman proposes on any other day it is thought to be unlucky.
  5. Ja Rule, an American rapper, was born on February 29th.

 

 

Sources:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/27/leap-year-proposal-tradition_n_1305525.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leap_year

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_year#Calendar_year

http://web.learnbop.com/blog/using-the-leap-year-to-learn-mathematics

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/249829/lifestyle/leap-year-trivia-you-might-want-to-know

“Behind the Logic and Lore of Leap Day,” The Wall Street Journal – 2/27/2016

 

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