Why is Today February 29th?

Explaining Leap Day:

H/T: Andrew Sullivan

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Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. I hope you are all wearing yellow and blue!

  2. John Burgess says:

    Isn’t it because it’s Eugene Volokh’s birthday?

  3. Why is Today February 29th?

    This is the worst Ma Nishtana EVER.