Happy Birthday, Leaplings.
Time is not a simple concept.
While we surround ourselves and base much of our days off of the ever-passing hours, minutes, and seconds ticking away on our clocks, watches, and phones, our entire system of measuring duration is flawed.
One of the most obvious ways we try and correct this flawed system is through leap years, which, most simply put, add an extra day at the end of February every four years. But does this really solve the problem, or do leap years open a whole new can of worms?
Leap years bring with them plenty of traditions, celebrations, and questions, so we’ve compiled a few of the most bizarre facts about them to show just how weird time really is.
These leap year facts might just confuse you even more…