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Did you know that today, February 29th, only arrives once every 4 years?!

FUN FACTS!

  1. People born on leap day are often called “leaplings” or “leapers.” Most of them don’t wait every four years to celebrate their birthdays, but instead blow out the candles on Feb. 28 or March.
  2. Around 4.1 million people around the world have been born on Feb. 29, and the chances of having a leap birthday are one in 1,461.
  3. Rapper/actor Ja Rule’s birthday is today!
  4. The twin cities of Anthony, Texas, and Anthony, New Mexico, are the self-proclaimed Leap Year Capital of the World. They hold a four-day leap year festival each leap year that includes a huge birthday party for all leap year babies.
  5. The odds of being born on February 29th are 1 in 1,461
  6. According to tradition in the UK, it is OK for a woman to propose to a man on Feb. 29. If he does not her proposal he must give her a dozen pairs of gloves to hide her bare ring finger (true story)!

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