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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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). 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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