1. Leap Year exists because it actually takes the earth 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds to travel around the sun.
2. This year on February 29th, 56 countries will observe Rare Disease Day, to raise awareness about diseases that are uncommon and without a cure.
3. A person has a 1 in 1500 chance of being born on Leap Day. Currently there are 187,000 Americans and 4 million people internationally who were born on Leap Day.
( I was only six days off...eek!)
4. In Anthony, Texas the city hosts a leap year festival, and calls itself the "leap year capital of the world" Many leap year babies, also known as "leaplings" from around the world attend the parade.
HAPPY LEAP DAY!
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