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Leap Year Memes Explain Why We Have an Extra Day — Sort of

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It's February 29 — a day we only get to experience once every four years.


Our friends at Wikipedia say that a Leap Day is added every four years "to keep the calendar year synchronized with the astronomical or seasonal year" — an explanation that no doubt makes sense to Professor Farnsworth on Futurama, if not to the rest of us.

Unfortunately, the following memes don't quite explain the phenomenon, either — but they have an amusing time trying.

Check out our collection below.

Continue to see more of our Leap Year memes gallery.

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