This year will be a special year. There’s an election, the Olympics and leap year. To get you excited about the extra day, here are some fun facts about leap years.
1. Leap years occur because it takes the Earth 365 days, five hours, 48 minutes and 45 seconds to orbit rather than a perfect 365 days.
2. According to Irish folklore, St. Patrick and St. Brigid agreed that women could propose to men on Feb. 29, and if the man refused, he would have to pay a fine.
3. The odds of being born on a leap day are one in 1,461.
– Virginia Hall, City of Pittsburg, CA