It's Leap Day! The date when by tradition, women can propose marriage to the men in their lives. Of course, women have been disregarding this for years, but today is a perfect excuse to buy a gift for your favorite guy.
Creating an accurate and practical calendar is an astonishingly complicated challenge, which has plagued our calendrical tendencies since people first attempted to create some logical and consistent order for themselves from a universe that can be so chaotic and confusing in its complexity.
This year's extra day in February doesn't feel all that festive -- but it's shaping up that travel and entertainment companies see this Wednesday as yet another weekday to fill rooms in their hotels, seats on their planes and rides at their theme parks.