Statistically Speaking

Leap years come along nearly every four years, due to the fact that there are 365.25 days in a year. Therefore, every four years, an additional day is added to the month of February. This year, is a leap year, with Wednesday being Feb. 29. This week, celebrate leap day with these facts and figures:

238 B.C.: The year the first calendar that included a leap day was introduced in Egypt’s Ptolemaic dynasty

1 in 1,461: The chances of having a leap day birthday

1900: The last year divisible by four which was not also a leap year

1288: The year that Queen Margret of Scotland ordered that any man who was proposed to on leap day and refused the proposal could be fined either a kiss, a silk dress, or a pair of gloves to be given to the rejected woman.