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Monday, February 29, 2016

Leap Day

Happy Leap Day!
What do athletes wear on Leap Day? Jumpsuits.

Where do most people eat on Leap Day? IHOP.

What kind of music do you listen to on Leap Day? Hip Hop.

What do the Chinese call the Year of the Frog? Leap Year.

What do you tell a hitchhiker on Leap Day? Hop In.

What is a frog's favorite time of year? Leap Day.

What do you call a surgery on Leap Day? A hop-eration.

I wasn't going to celebrate Leap Day, but I decided to jump on the band wagon.

My coworker was fired on Leap Day, apparently he picked the wrong time to jump off the deep end.

Bachelors Day, the only day a man doesn't want to see a woman on her knees in front of him.

I'm going to get married on February 29th, so I only have to remember our anniversary once every 4 years.

The general rule is that there is a leap year every four years. Except if the year is divisible by 100 (2100, 2200) and not exactly divisible by 400 (2000). On February 29th, 1940, Hattie McDaniel became the first African American to win an Academy Award for her role as Mammy in "Gone With The Wind".

A person who is born on February 29 is called a "leapling" or a "leap-year baby". Rapper Ja Rule (1976), actor Antonio Sabato, Jr. (1972), and hockey goalie Cam Ward (1984) were all born on a Leap Day. Singer Davy Jones (2012, "The Monkees") and legendary college football player Tom Davies (1972) died on a Leap Day. Julius Caesar and his astronomer, Sosigenes, calculated the need for a Leap Year in 45 B.C. Rare Disease Day, a day to raise awareness for rare diseases, was started on February 29, 2008. There is a popular tradition called Bachelor's Day in certain countries that allows women to propose marriage on February 29th. If the man refuses, he is obligated to give the woman money or buy her a dress.

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