Tuesday, 17 February 2015

A special February

This month of February is a special one.
It is special for me because I'm working on another big project (to be revealed soon).
So busy was I that I did not even have the time to bake for Valentine's Day, but I will make something special after I'm finished my work.

An interesting tidbit of information.
Apparently this February 2015 is VERY SPECIAL.
Why???Because it has four full 7-day weeks.
4 Sundays, 4 Mondays, 4 Tuesdays, 4 Wednesdays, 4 Thursdays, 4 Fridays, and 4 Saturdays.
February is the only month that this occurs once every six years and twice every eleven years consecutively.

Did you know that it is also the only month of the year that can pass without a single full moon? Yep.
It is the only month that has a leap year.  What's the big deal with a leap year anyway?
We need leap years to keep our calendar correct....it's as simple as that.
The actual length of a year is equal to the revolution of the Earth around the Sun (365.2422 days). If we didn't have leap years, the seasons would shift about a quarter of a day every year.
After 100 years the seasons would be off by 25 days, the leap year adjusts this drift.....catch my drift?
The next leap year is February 2016.
A person born in a leap year on February 29th is known as a "leapling", and I truly would not want to be a "leapling" and only have the opportunity to celebrate my birthday every four years....no way!

Well it seems as if February is pretty special after all, but I like my month of June wayyyy better.


  1. February was never a favourite of mine. Always seemed too long even though it's the shortest month!

    1. I never really gave it any special thought before but it does seem longer even though it's a shorter month....interesting.

  2. Well, well well. The things one learns.

    1. I believe that "Every day we should learn something new...."

  3. I'm done with February and am ready for March, April, and May. This winter is dragging on too long. But lots of snow has given me lots of snow days off from work, so I'm not complaining!

    1. My girlfriend in Virginia sent me some snowy photos yesterday....brrrrr.....like I told her, the snow is pretty from afar.
      Believe it or not we're feeling the cold down here too since all the cold front remnants affect us too...folks are sleeping with extra blankets....I just close my bedroom windows really tight....I detest the cold


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