This Most Unusual Day Of Days


Today is that day that only happens once every four years: Leap Day, the 29th of February. It’s that quirk of the calendar that reminds me of the game of blackjack where the ace can count as a point, OR eleven points. Just one of those things that exists, but yet no one really thinks about it all that much.

In the non-leap years, how do people celebrate birthdays? February 28th? March 1st?

If you’re born on February 29, do you divide your real age by four? Tony Robbins, the motivational speaker, was born on Leap Day. Doesn’t that make him 14 as opposed to 56?

Davy Jones of The Monkees passed away on our last Leap Day in 2012. Does that mean he died a year ago and not four years ago?

Anyway, enjoy this day. We don’t get another one like it until 2020.


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