Earlier this month, I attended a birthday celebration for my wife's great uncle, a World War II vet in his eighties -- but since he was born on Leap Day, he's actually just in his early twenties. Lucky man! Look below to see our favorite twenty examples of how Twitter Nation is marking this once-every-four-years calendrical phenomenon.
Happy leap day everyone! Today is a special day, a magical day if you will. A day to do things you normally wouldn't do!
— Renee Rossignol (@ReneeRossignol) February 29, 2012
Stupid Tradition of the Day: Women can propose on Leap Day. Gee, thanks dudes. One day every 4 years. You're too kind.
— Louise Logan (@louiselogan_) February 29, 2012
I thought girls proposing to men only on a leap day was something my nan made up during a drunken ramble...
— Conor Maynard (@ConorMaynard) February 29, 2012
Happy Leap Day. According to 30 Rock, which is an authority on these matters: anything that happens today, didn't.
— Shaunna Thomas (@SLThomas) February 29, 2012
I think they placed Leap Year day in the wrong month. Who wants an extra day in February? Wouldnt it make more sense in June July or August?
— Laurie Woodward (@superslush) February 29, 2012
Oooohhhh it's leap day! What about people who's BIRTHDAY is today? Do they not age? I bet cops think their id is fake! #leapday
— John Jarman (@Jonsquared) February 29, 2012
Leap Year Day - slightly more enjoyable when you're paid hourly rather than annually.
— Susan P (@downatheel) February 29, 2012
Happy Leap Day! Use your extra day to do some good! #makeadifference
— Lisa Tomasi (@LisaTomasi) February 29, 2012
Leap day leap day. No one cares.no purpose just another day at school
— Peyton Price (@peyt93) February 29, 2012
Hump day and leap day all in one. You know what that means @BHunter10 ...happy sexy day
— Drew Kinek (@JrueKinek) February 29, 2012
Page down to see more of our favorite Leap Day tweets.
Leap Day! Not sure why it's exciting #LeapYear
— Hailey Post (@hap1010) February 29, 2012
Leap year is a great day for equality in the human race. Women should propose more often in my opinion!
— Stu Monkey Beats (@StuMonkeyBeats) February 29, 2012
Any day that only happens every four years shouldn't count. I should be allowed to opt out of leap years.
— Juan Muniz (@thenewdumb) February 29, 2012
So every four years we stay in school one extra day - . - thanks Leap Year ..
— KeiSquared (@AwesomeKei) February 29, 2012
Thus far a rather uneventful day. Haven't proposed to or propositioned anyone. Clearly no point in this leap year thing afterall!
— Sophie Choudry (@Sophie_Choudry) February 29, 2012
Leap hump day. Leap year. Happy birthday to all those unfortunate people who are actually like 5 years old when they should be 20.
— Adrienne Husband (@addiehusband) February 29, 2012
Thank God it's leap year so we have one extra day of Justin being 17. Omfg my emotions tho..
— March 1st ♕ (@BeliebEnchance) February 29, 2012
Leap & Hump day? I better start stretching.
— Dan Walsh (@dwalsh76) February 29, 2012
Not a fan of this leap year.. An extra day of work #annoying
— nicole freitas (@coleeenic) February 29, 2012
Leap year gives us an extra day to accomplish our goals, which is nice because there are still a lot of cat videos I haven't seen.
— Scott Klosterman (@klostertwit) February 29, 2012
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