Monday, December 31, 2007

Monday '311207

Hey guys! I just remembered, did you know that 2008, is a leap year? 2008 can be divided by 4, which is 502, making it a leap year. This means February will have 29 days, which is sad news... (Another extra day in school :( ) Haiz... Did you know that in old times, leap year was the time that woman can propose marriage? It started in Ireland, I think, this happened because woman waited too long for men to propose. But due to stricter rules then, woman was only allowed to pop the question to the guys on February the 29th which is the day in every four years. The funny part is, if the proposal was refused by the man, fines were levied. Compensation ranged from a kiss to silk gown, in order to soften the blow.

Did you know why leap years are added? I didn't know why until I was about 12. Well, leap year is added because the actual time it takes for Earth to travel around the Sun is in fact a little longer than 365 days. It's about 365 1/4 days (about 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 46 seconds to be precise). Therefore our normal calender is incorrect, as it's different from the solar calendar. The calender year is a touch shorter than the calender year.

According to astrologers (doubt it's real), those born on 29th February, have unusual talents and personalities, reflecting their special status. Think it's real???

A Greek superstition also claims that any couple married during a leap year, will have bad luck. Weird!!! It's just like any normal day...

Did you know there was such a thing called a century year??? They are not leap years unless they can be divided by 400.

Well, it's close to 12... Say bye to 2007, and heeelllllooooooooo to 2008!

Happy New Year folks!

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