Why Do We Have a Leap Year Anyway?

Why Do We Have a Leap Year Anyway?

When I was a little kid I had a friend who was born on February 29, the “leap day” we add to that month every four years. I remember we used to tease him by saying that he was only three years old. I lost contact with him over the years, but I’d guess that by now he’s pretty sick of the joke. And here we are again on the cusp of our quadrennial exercise in timekeeping: leap day 2024 …