Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Leap Year!

 Happy Leap Day Everyone! In case you are sitting there wondering again why it is we have one extra day this year- (can't quite remember back to 7th grade science...) Here are some videos to help explain!

In case you couldn't sit through the first video- or happen to be under the age of 10- here is another explanation of leap year Veggietales style!

One of my favorite stories involving leap year is Pirates of Penzance! Watch the video or read the King's quote below! Ha ha ha ha ha.... he is a little boy of five!!!

Pirate King:
For some ridiculous reason, to which, however, I’ve no desire to be disloyal,
Some person in authority, I don’t know who, very likely the Astronomer Royal,
Has decided that, although for such a beastly month as February,
twenty-eight days as a rule are plenty,
One year in every four his days shall be reckoned as nine and twenty.
Through some singular coincidence – I shouldn’t be surprised if it were owing to the agency of an ill-natured fairy –
You are the victim of this clumsy arrangement, having been born in leap-year, on the twenty-ninth of February;
And so, by a simple arithmetical process, you’ll easily discover,
That though you’ve lived twenty-one years, yet, if we go by birthdays,
you’re only five,
and a little bit over!

Happy Leap Year!!! 

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