Spring is expected to arrive on Sunday, March 20 this year, and it will be the earliest arrival in 120 years, thanks to an old rule governing leap years. Actually, this explanation is going to be a lot more exciting than watching paint dry.
With only a few million celebrating Leap Day birthdays, the question that must be asked is: what exactly is a leap year and why do we have them? It isn't just human phenomena, but rather for scientific purposes.
As most people are aware, Leap Year only arrives once every four years, adding an extra day to the shortest month. Being born on February 29 might be cool, as long as it doesn’t mean only being recognized every fourth year…