What the Hell Is a Leap Year and Why Do We Get an Extra Day Tomorrow?

By Sam Gibbs on at

Have you ever wondered why we have to have an extra day every four years? It seems baffling that we just shoehorn another 24-hours into February, but as CGP Grey so eloquently explains it’s all to do with trying to balance an imperfect calendar, something the Universe just won’t let us do.

Damn you universe and your imperfect day/year cycles, but here's to February 29th anyway -- you lucky extra leap day fudge you. [YouTube]