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Ivan

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.... When you Birthday is on 29th of February .... when the heck do you celebrate ??? :eek7: :eek6: :eek7:
 

Lazarus

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Ivan said:
.... When you Birthday is on 29th of February .... when the heck do you celebrate ??? :eek7: :eek6: :eek7:
February 27th 28th 29th
March 1st 2nd

Just to be sure
 

Ivan

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Lazarus said:
February 27th 28th 29th
March 1st 2nd

Just to be sure
Deffo cant celebrate on 27th 28th as that is considered :worthy: bad omen. :worthy:
 

babs

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Silly

Look at a calendar, in fact look at one every four years from now ;)
 

old.Tohtori

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Darthshearer said:
:twak: Its a leap year my friend therefore we shall not have a 29th next year :D
Yeah, but, but, it's this year now! :p

Everyone knows that leapyearpersons age four times slower then the rest. :D
 

Athan

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Pfft, their *age* goes up the same as anyone else's, it's their number of Birthdays that is less :p.

Also, not every year divisible by 4 is a leap year. Last I heard the rules are:

1) If the year is divisible by 400 -> leap year
2) If the year is divisible by 100 -> NOT a leap year (but see rule 1 first)
3) If the year is divisible by 4 -> leap year (but see rule 2 first)
4) Any other year isn't a leap year.

Hence 2000 WAS a leap year (rule 1), but 1900 wasn't (rule 2), and this year is (rule 3), but next of course won't be (rule 4).

All this mess because the time it takes the Earth to do one orbit of Sol isn't exactly 365.25 days. If it was dead on 365 we wouldn't need leap years at all. In general the Earth's rate of rotation slows down so eventually it will be 'exactly' 365 days and anyone born on 29th Feb will probably never celebrate a birthday again :p.

-Ath
 

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