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>> The second one will be in 2000. 2000 is also a leap year.
>***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?)
Ah, sorry, milord, but that's incorrect. Century years (1800, 1900,
...) are not leap years, *unless* they're quadruple-century years
(1600, 2000, 2400, ...). So 2000 will be a leap year.
Please don't ask me why I know/remember this rule, given that 2000 is
going to be the only example in my lifetime. (Short of some *major*
medical technology improvements. ;-)
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