February 29 only comes once every four years and tomorrow is the day! The extra day actually keeps our calendar in sync with the Earth’s rotation around the Sun. Without it, we would lose almost 6 hours every year.
Leap Day babies are probably tired of hearing the never-ending jokes about their age. Aside to the no-birthday teases, here are more interesting facts about leap year babies that are worth a read.
1. Leap Year Babies Have Many Nicknames
People who were born on a leap day are called leaplings. They are also called leapers, and leapsters. Fun fact: A group of leaplings started a club called “Honor Society Leap Year Day Babies” and it is currently 10,000 members strong.
2. Leaplings Are Pretty Rare
There are only five million leaplings in the world. The chances of being born on any given day are 1 in 365. But for leap year babies, it is four times that probability, plus an extra day which is; 1 in 1,461.
3. Leapsters Get To Choose When To Celebrate Their Birthdays
So if you have to go four years without a birthday, when do you celebrate? For birthday celebrations and parties, the decision on when to celebrate is up to leapsters. But when it comes to things like getting a driving license, it depends on their birth-coutries.
If your birth-date only happens once every four years like the Olympics, what better reason to go all out and throw a big party to celebrate! If you’re one of the five million leaplings who have defied 1 in 1, 1461 odds to have your birthday on February 29, Digi wishes all leap year babies a sweet Happy Birthday!
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