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Leap Year

THIS WEEKEND: 'Leap Second' To Still World's Clocks

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 06.29.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON -- Saturday night will stretch longer by a second. A leap second. International timekeepers are adding a second to the clock at midnight u...

Why Is Summer So Early (June 20)?

Frank Morgan | Posted 08.17.2012 | Science
Frank Morgan

Both years are leap years (which by inserting an extra day makes summer arrive earlier), so that doesn't explain the difference. What's going on?

Meet Miami's Leap Year Babies (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 03.01.2012 | Miami

Babies are born all day, every day -- but few can say they were born on a day that only comes once every four years. Yesterday's Leap Year Day was bus...

Sofia Vergara Terrified On Splash Mountain

Posted 03.01.2012 | Latino Voices

The cast of "Modern Family" headed to "Disneyland" this past Wednesday to film one of their upcoming episodes. It was a perfect day for shooting since...

Sexist Leap Day Fun

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.30.2012 | Home
Chris Weigant

Aurora, Illinois used to be famous for its Leap Day fun, when the unmarried women took over the town and arrested all the unmarried men for the "crime" of being a bachelor. Yes, you read that right.

PHOTOS: Vintage Leap Year Postcards Of Women Proposing To Men

Babble | Posted 02.29.2012 | Women

When one thinks of a single gal circa 1908, the image one conjures up may be of a demure, well-mannered girl, hoping and waiting to meet some man to m...

PIE CHART: Why Leap Years Really Exist

Posted 02.29.2012 | Comedy

If you ask a scientist why we add an extra day to February every four years, he or she will probably give you some "correct" or "logical" explanation,...

Happy Leap Day: Twitter Reacts To Leap Year 2012

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 02.29.2012 | Home

Every four years, the world is given an extra day at the end of February. For singletons, it's a day for women to propose to their men and for tho...

Brittany Wong

Are Leap Year Marriages Doomed To Divorce?

HuffingtonPost.com | Brittany Wong | Posted 02.29.2012 | Divorce

In a post-divorce daze, you may have looked back and thought, "It would've worked out, it was just the timing that was all wrong." Were you and your e...

Leap Year Tweets

Posted 02.29.2012 | Comedy

As we all know, Leap Year only comes around once every four years, so we have to make it last. It's true for everyone born on Feb. 29, it's true for a...

Leap Year Baby: How February 29 Shaped My Life

Lindsay McCall | Posted 04.30.2012 | Women
Lindsay McCall

I will forever feel a kinship with other leap year babies, even the ones I haven't met. (I'm talking to you, one-time rap sensation Ja Rule.)

'So What Day Do You Celebrate?'

Sonal Soni | Posted 04.30.2012 | Women
Sonal Soni

Why choose just one day when you can have a two-day celebration with people wishing you 'happy birthday' over an extended period of time?

WATCH: Why Do We Have Leap Year?

Posted 02.29.2012 | Science

Once every four years in February, we're rewarded with a little gift: an extra day at the end of the month before we have to pay the rent. And for abo...

Stephanie Hallett

Why Women Pop The Question On February 29

HuffingtonPost.com | Stephanie Hallett | Posted 02.29.2012 | Weddings

What is it about leap years that makes people superstitious about marriage? In Greece, getting married in a leap year is considered inauspicious, a...

The Faithful Shopper: Gifts for Guys

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.30.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

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.

Disney Parks Honor Leap Year With 24-Hour Celebration

Posted 02.29.2012 | Travel

Have you ever wondered what it's like to stay at Disney World or Disneyland into the wee hours of the morning? Leap Day visitors are going to get that...

PHOTOS: It's Literally Leap Year!

Posted 02.29.2012 | Travel

Travelers can still wring a little wisdom out of that old chestnut, "Look before you leap." The author of that now cliche was quite right, not in the ...

Start the Presses: Leap Day Publication Rolls in France

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 04.29.2012 | Media
Karen Dalton-Beninato

It's Leap Day, a day when 40-year-olds can celebrate their 10th birthday, and the day that La Bougie du Sapeur is published once every four years.

Leap Day Allows for More Mannerly Ways

Jodi R. R. Smith | Posted 04.29.2012 | Home
Jodi R. R. Smith

This is a Leap Year and therefore we have been granted an entire extra day to add civility back into our busy lives. How will you spend your 16 extra waking hours?

Katherine Bindley

What To Expect When You're Expecting On Leap Day

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 02.28.2012 | Parents

For most people, Feb. 29 rolls around once every four years, a nifty quirk of the Gregorian calendar. But for parents who are expecting a baby this w...

David Moye

Burlesque Dancer Tempest Storm, 84, Celebrates A Belated 21st Birthday

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 03.02.2012 | Weird News

Calling someone a legend before they celebrate their 21st birthday might sound hyperbolic. But, in the case of burlesque dancer Tempest Storm, it jus...

Leap Day Babies Relish Their Unique Birthdays

AP | BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 04.28.2012 | Parents

NEW YORK — Peter Brouwer turns 56 on Wednesday. But if you count the times he's celebrated his true birth date, he's only turning 14. Brouwer i...

Help Breast Cancer Research Take A 'Leap' Forward This Wednesday

Fran Visco | Posted 04.28.2012 | Women
Fran Visco

This Leap Year, on February 29, I encourage you to use those additional hours to become more involved in breast cancer advocacy.

Leap Year Lesson: What Is a Year, Anyway?

Donna Henes | Posted 04.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

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.

David Moye

How Can This Woman, Born In 1924, Be Only 21? She Was Born On Feb. 29

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 02.28.2012 | Weird News

Betty Flemming celebrates her 22nd birthday this year, but frankly, she has always looked old for her age. Her condition isn't medical, it's "calen...