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Happy Leap Day!

Every four years, except years ending in ’00′ we have an extra day in February. The earth’s revolution around the Sun takes  365 days, 5 hours, 49 minutes, and 16 seconds. Every four years, an extra 23 hours 17 minutes and 4 seconds and have accumulated, making February 29th.  Every 200 years, the leap day is not added. 2000 was such a year.

In the British Isles, Leap Day is a traditional day when women may propose marriage. In 1288, Queen Mary of Scotland required that a man accept such a proposal or be fined a silk gown in order to soften the blow.

With that extra day this year, consider doing something for someone else. Take A Leap offers such a challenge.

What are you going to do with your extra day?

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