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What Is A Leap Year?

Why do some years have an extra leap day and what is it for?

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What Is A Leap Year?. Why do some years have an extra leap day and what is it for?
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PhotoKing
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 523 Posts
Saturday, March 3, 2012 7:38:54 PM
and when we have an earthquake and it changes the axis of the earth which probably affects the rotation as well - its still off.

Neoptolemos
Male, 30-39, Europe
 516 Posts
Thursday, March 1, 2012 10:51:19 AM
@Samsquanch: close but no cigar. The Mayan civilization was already in decline when the Spaniards arrived. The Mayan collapse already happened around 900 AD.

RobSwindol
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 2370 Posts
Thursday, March 1, 2012 3:59:03 AM
Anyone over the age of 9 should already know what causes leap year.

Samsquanch
Male, 30-39, Canada
 794 Posts
Thursday, March 1, 2012 3:55:09 AM
Yes...that was pretty basic.
But, it's also a good damned explanation for the Mayan long count calendar, and why it ends when it does. "Meh, we`ll get around to it when it`s closer to the day," is human argument.
Chances are, the Mayans probably would have got around to it about 20 or 30 years ago calculating the next long count calendar...but, those rascally Spaniards put a chink in their plans.

MorfeuS
Male, 18-29, Europe
 261 Posts
Thursday, March 1, 2012 2:06:25 AM
Heh,this video is made especially,for americans,isn't it?!

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