Renée G. @DuchessofCork posted in Cheers!
Feb 23, 2018

Who created the idea of leap year?

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Benjamin Franklin
Julius Caesar
Leonardo Da Vinci
Isaac Newton
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Answer: Leap Year was “invented” back in the first century BC, when Julius Caesar and his team of astronomers noticed that their Roman calendar had somehow slipped out of sync with the seasons. They came up with a 365-day calendar that would sometimes add an extra day to the last month of the year, which was February. The purpose of adding an extra day to February every four years is to sync up the 365-day Gregorian calendar with the solar calendar, which is 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds long — the (near) exact amount of time it takes the earth to revolve around the sun.
6 Comments
ThePretentiousChef
Andy Anderson ! - over a year ago
Did not know :-(
DuchessofCork
Renée G. - over a year ago
I didn't either Andy; but now we do...should we ever get on one of those big dollar game shows. ;-)
Cookenwithlov
Linda Smith - over a year ago
I did know this one read it somewhere.
MelBelle
Melanie B - over a year ago
I knew the why, but not the who.
cindyluhooskitchen
Cindy Smith Bryson - over a year ago
Knew the who but was not clear on the why.

Hey Mel, put us together and we could win Jeopardy!
MelBelle
Melanie B - over a year ago
LOL! ;D