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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy 13th Birthday

Today is my cousin's 13th birthday.  She was born in 1960, but technically can lay claim to only celebrating thirteen birthdays.  Actually, she celebrates her birthday on the 28th of February when there isn't a leap year.  Just what the heck is leap year and why does it come every four years, you ask?  Well, it takes the Earth exactly 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 46 seconds to travel around the sun.  So, leap day is necessary every four years to keep us aligned with the four seasons.  It is also important to note that when we elect a US President; that occurs every leap year.  So, in celebration of Leap Year or Day, in this case, a very unique day on the calendar, do something different today.  Have fun!

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