Leap Year Facts from your Wisconsin Insurance Company

It’s February 29, a date that only rolls around once every four years.  But why do we have this extra day slapped on to our calendars, and why every four years?  Your Wisconsin insurance company is here to answer all your Leap Day inquiries!

The earth actually takes 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds to orbit around the sun.  Since our calendar year only lasts 365 days, those extra hours and minutes add up to an almost complete day every four years.  If we didn’t have a Leap Day, we would be losing almost 6 hours from each calendar year!

An individual’s chances of being born on a Leap Day are 1 in 1,461.  An estimated 4 million people have been born on Leap Day and are referred to as “leaplings.” 

This year, Leap Day is being observed as Rare Disease Day in 56 countries.  The goal of Rare Disease Day is to draw awareness for further research into ailments that have no cure.

Make your Leap Day extra memorable by contacting us to discuss your Wisconsin insurance policies!  We will be here for you every day of the year, whether that be 365 or 366 days.


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