• It takes the Earth 365 days, 5 hours and 46 minutes to revolve around the sun, hence the reason an extra day is added to the calendar every four years.

• A centuries old tradition, dating back to Scotland, reveals that Feb. 29 is a day when woman are able to ask men to marry them. The 2010 movie “Leap Year” is based on this premise.

• Some famous people born on Feb. 29 include Pope Paul III (1456), talk show host Dinah Shore (1916), football coach and former Cornhusker Monte Kiffin (1940), motivational speaker Tony Robbins (1960) and rapper Ja Rule (1976).

• Astrologers believe people born on Feb. 29 have unusual talents such as the ability to burp the alphabet or paint like Picasso.

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