DID U KNOW…Why we have leap years? The earth revolves around the sun every 365 days and six hours, which means we accumulate an extra day every four years. If we didn’t add that day to our calendars, they’d get out of whack with the seasons, and at some point we’d be Christmas shopping in June.

Why do we call it “leap” year? The term for inserting extra time in calendars is “intercalation,” which doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. We use “leap year” because each date on the calendar jumps ahead two days of the week instead of one. For example: Christmas 2014 fell on Thursday, and last Christmas fell on Friday. This year, Christmas will “leap” over Saturday and fall on Sunday.

The odds of being born on Leap Year isĀ 1 in 1,461