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Re: Ponte Alto Baronial Birthday

> > The second one will be in 2000. 2000 is also a leap year.
> > 
> > Corwyn
> > 
> ***bzzzt***  Sorry, but thank you for playing.  The year 2000
> is not a leap year.  Every now and then they have to skip one
> to get things back on track.  (Anyone want to better explain it?)

Leap years occur in all years divisible by four EXCEPT when the year ends 
in a double zero.  The year is not exactly 365 days and 6 hours long; it 
is slightly less, so we need a leap day slightly less often.  (There is 
also a leap second occasionally, when needed.)

I did a science project on timekeeping back in sixth grade, which was 
when I learned all this stuff.  It was really a history of science 
project, but they okayed it.  I made a sundial, water clock, sand clock, 
did some pendulum experiments, etc., and had flats explaining Daylight 
Savings Time, leap years, etc.