#EngTrivia: Leap Year

Hi, fellas! Happy 29th February!! #LeapDay

Today, we didn’t just see an extra day in Gregorian year 2016. Did you know that Leo DiCaprio also won his first Oscar? The 88th Academy Awards was actually held on 28 February, 2016, but for us living in the southern hemisphere, we saw it this morning. So, what do you think of the winners? I was hoping Mad Max: Fury Road or The Revenant would win the Best Picture.

Anyway, on this special occasion, I’d like to share some trivia related to leap year. Are you ready?

Leap Frog

  1. People who were born on 29 February are called leaplings or leapers.

  2. Frog is the animal most commonly associated with leap day or leap year.

  3. Although the designation of 29 February as Leap Day was done by the Romans, it was the ancient Egyptians who first found it.

  4. The inclusion of a leap day in years only divisible by four began in the 16th century. Divisible by four: 1988, 2000, 2016, etc.

  5. Greek couples consider getting married in a leap year will bring bad luck.

  6. On the contrary, in Ireland, women are traditionally encouraged to pursue the men they fancy in a leap year.

Right, there you go, fellas. Hope you had fun on this year’s leap day. Also, a very happy birthday for those who celebrated it today.

Thank you for joining today’s #EngTrivia!! We’d always like your comments, which you can drop via Twitter or http://www.englishtips4u.com . See you tomorrow, fellas! Bye!!

Compiled and written by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U on Monday, 29 February, 2016.


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