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29 Feb, 2016 02:48

Leap year day: How will you spend the extra 24 hours? (POLL)

Leap year day: How will you spend the extra 24 hours? (POLL)

Today is the 29th of February, and you know what that means – ridiculous superstitions and outdated traditions. Isn’t that great?

While the day is really only celebrated by those unfortunate enough to be born on the 29th, we have essentially been given the gift of time. An extra 24 hours to change the world… or to sit around and do nothing. Whatever.

Irish legend has it that on the 29th of February, and only on that day, a woman can – gasp – propose to a man. How kind.

It’s also, apparently, a bad day to move into your new home, and if you’re Greek, it’s bad luck to get married all Leap-year long.

Guys, it’s just a day.

The reasoning is all very science-y and complicated, but the very basic version is: everybody thinks there are 365 days in a year, but to be precise, there are 365.24219.

Eventually, that extra .24219 adds up. Next thing you know it will be sunny in December and snowing in July – unless of course your Australian, in which case the world is already upside down.

So, way back when, whoever “they” are decided to add in an intercalary day every (kinda) four years to even it up. Capish?

Anywho, tradition or not, we want to know: How are you spending your leap day?