Friday, February 29, 2008

Happy Leap Day! The short answer!

What exactly is a Leap Day? And what exactly is a Leap Year?

February 29 is a date that occurs only every four years, and is called leap day. This day is added to the calendar in leap years as a corrective measure, because the earth does not orbit around the sun in precisely 365.000 days. It works out to be 365.2422 days — resulting in almost one extra day every four years.

Okay, well that's kind of the short technical answer to the question. But what exactly is a "Leap Second?" Ha ha.... Got you there huh? Well, that answer is just a little bit more complicated and since today is my free day ( I've always viewed leap days as bonus days. Kind of like buy one get one free. Or a baker's dozen! You know? Once every 4 years you live February and instead of getting 28 days you get one extra day for free. ) I'll pass on the long detailed explanation. But if you want to know the answer and have got a few minutes to listen. Follow this link: Click Here

Otherwise, maybe you just want to contemplate this: Every leap year children are born on Leap Day. I have a cousin who was born on February 29 Th. I've always wondered if that was a good thing or a bad thing. They say that those born on a leap day are forever young because they only have a "real birthday" once every four years.

Well here's to Tempest Storm who was born on February 29, 1928. May she remain forever young. She was an American burlesque star and motion picture actress. Her beauty landed her work as a chorus girl, but her curvaceous figure and very generous and natural 40" bosom and 22" waist combined with a magnetic stage personality led to a highly successful career in burlesque. Her professional debut was at the El Rey Theater in Oakland, California. She took Tempest Storm as her stage name around 1950, legally changing her name in 1957.

Gutsy Move Tempest!

For a career in burlesque in those early days, you get the Intrepid "Courageous Acts" honorable mention.

Thanks for the entertainment!


Mee mOe said...

Happy Leap year, just dropping by...;)

intrepidideas said...

Thanks for the visit Terri, It's always good to see you around.