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Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains How February’s “Leap Day” Both Over and Under-Corrects our Calendar

Because life wasn't confusing enough.

Happy Leap Day, everyone! You may know why we have leap years put into our calendar once every four years…but do you know why they’re sometimes taken out even when they should be put in? Or why they’re put in during years that shouldn’t have one? Learn more than you probably wanted to know in this video featuring popular Explainer-of-Stuff, Neil deGrasse Tyson.

What are you doing with YOUR extra day today? Anything special? Any “leap year” traditions – or Leap Year Birthdays – being celebrated? Share with us in the comments below!

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Teresa Jusino (she/her) is a native New Yorker and a proud Puerto Rican, Jewish, bisexual woman with ADHD. She's been writing professionally since 2010 and was a former TMS assistant editor from 2015-18. Now, she's back as a contributing writer. When not writing about pop culture, she's writing screenplays and is the creator of your future favorite genre show. Teresa lives in L.A. with her brilliant wife. Her other great loves include: Star Trek, The Last of Us, anything by Brian K. Vaughan, and her Level 5 android Paladin named Lal.