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By Karla Pomeroy

Karla's Kolumn Leap Day and the four-year anomaly


February 27, 2016

Every four years February gets an extra day, so instead of 28 there are 29 days in the second month of the year.

Why? Well according to, the additional day every four years, helps the calendar year (365 days during non-Leap Years) catch up with the solar year of 365.2422 days. What it means is by adding a day, we mere humans are trying to keep our calendars in synch with the Earth’s revolution around the sun.

There are many folklore and superstitions centered around Leap Day, which is Monday this year. It can be bad luck to be born or married on that day, similar to supers...

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