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Why We Need Leap Years

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We need leap years because the solar system doesn’t care about our calendar. This post from Vox explains, in simple terms, how leap years are used as a corrective measure to help synchronize the calendar year with the solar year. This fact has been vexing humans for centuries: Earth‘s year (one orbit around the sun) isn’t neatly divisible by its ... Read More »