Did you know…

…that every hundred years, the leap year is skipped?

Apparently, while the leap year occurs every four years, once every hundred years it is skipped. I learned from Pat Sajak’s random comments at the end of Wheel of Fortune tonight that in 2000 the leap year was skipped and this is why.

Upon some research, I found out that:

 

Years which are divisible by 100 are not leap years, unless they are also divisible by 400, in which case they are leap years. For example, 1600 and 2000 were leap years, but 1700, 1800 and 1900 were not

So according to this explanation, 2000 was a leap year (because it was an exception) but Pat Sajak got the every hundred year part of the rule accurately.

2 responses to “Did you know…”

  1. AngryBrownGuy says :

    i remember hearing about this somewhere too!<BR/><BR/>cool layout btw

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