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The Quirky Science of Leap Years Explained [Video]

On the surface, Leap Years seem like an odd, if poorly understood, necessity. Add a day every four years and you’re done, right? Wrong. There are skip centuries and non-skip leap centuries. Watch this video to see why.

[via Geeks Are Sexy]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/29/12

Comments (4)

  1. cal

    Phenomenal!! Educational, informative, and entertaining. Thank you.

  2. Ziggy

    My calendar has just gone into a frenzic flip…It’s telling me that I have 365,365 days in a year! Bring back the Aztecs!

  3. RA

    Very informative, but that guy talks too fast

  4. nadir

    i think he was fine and informative

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