BRC Run – 02/29 – 0645 – Larry Meth Sally – 12.9 mi [BORDERS]
Can I Get An Extra Day?
You got it! This year we get an extra day to get up early and run. That’s one bonus run you didn’t think you’d have. What value! How does this happen? Well, I’m going to copypasta some basic information from History.com.
“Nearly every four years, we add an extra day to the calendar in the form of February 29, also known as Leap Day. Put simply, these additional 24 hours are built into the calendar to ensure that it stays in line with the Earth’s movement around the Sun. While the modern calendar contains 365 days, the actual time it takes for Earth to orbit its star is slightly longer—roughly 365.2421 days. The difference might seem negligible, but over decades and centuries that missing quarter of a day per year can add up. To ensure consistency with the true astronomical year, it is necessary to periodically add in an extra day to make up the lost time and get the calendar back in synch with the heavens.”
What the brief article fails to mention are the inherent dangers associated with leap day. According to Walt’s Extremely Made-Up Facts You May Not Be Smart Enough To Understand, (WEMUFYMNBSETU for ease of use) in 1629 the entire population of South Umber took to leaping at exactly the same moment at midnight on the 28th of February in order to try to increase pressure on the land in such a way that they might correct the orbit of the Earth by .000846% and realign the calendar naturally. Obviously, this was a gross overestimation, as when all 14,327 South Umberians leapt, they indeed set up a force in the WRONG direction, causing the problems we see today, whose principal effect was to have you read a stream-of-consciousness BS ramble which I can’t even say makes any logical or illogical sense according to Newtonian physics. But you still read it.
So, I guess it’s on to the run. It has been a very long time since we ran to Salem. I’m sure someone MUST need it to add to their collection of borders. Take a few bucks for a drink in Salem