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Forum topic by HorizontalMike posted 02-29-2012 02:15 PM 1732 views 0 times favorited 32 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-29-2012 02:15 PM

Topic tags/keywords: birthday february 29th feb 29

Just checking to see just how many of you gray haired folks out there are finally getting old enough to drink now that you are 21, or at least vote at 18 now that today is YOUR birthday?

;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."


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#1 posted 02-29-2012 02:46 PM

My 32 yr. old daughter is 8 today. I’ll buy her a Shirley Temple when we take her to dinner tonight.

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#2 posted 02-29-2012 02:48 PM

My brother was born a few hours after midnight, on 3/1/60. Missed it by that few hours.

I still think he acts more like a 12 year old than a 50 year old, but …. ;-)

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#3 posted 02-29-2012 03:57 PM

Yeah, my sister was born on Valentine’s Day, though I swear it was February 29th!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#4 posted 03-01-2012 01:50 AM

Geez, the day is almost over and we have NO ONE who was born on February 29th? With an LJs population of 20-30,000 that would mean 50-75 LJS were born on this day. Happy B-Day.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#5 posted 03-01-2012 01:59 AM

How do you arrive at that figure, HM? By my figuring (which could be wrong), I get 13 to 20.

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#6 posted 03-01-2012 02:09 AM

20,000 / 366 = ~55
30,000 / 366 = ~82

Assume equal spread of B-Days.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#7 posted 03-01-2012 02:14 AM

Only 1 out of 1461 days is 2/29

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#8 posted 03-01-2012 02:15 AM

Ah – you’re assuming there’s a Feb 29 every year (1 per 366 days). There’s only one every 4 years, or 1 per 1461.

Edit: muleskinner by a nose!

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#9 posted 03-01-2012 02:15 AM

I agree with JJohnston’s numbers. There is only one chance to be born on 02/29 every four years.

In the nearly useless information department:
The only notable person known to have both been born and died on February 29 was Sir James Wilson (1812–1880), Premier of Tasmania.

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#10 posted 03-01-2012 02:19 AM

Still, even if only a quarter of LJs are regular participants, we should have 3 or 4.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#11 posted 03-01-2012 02:21 AM

Maybe they are all too busy celebrating their birthday to respond to this thread. When it only happens once every four years, you don’t want to miss a minute of it!

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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#12 posted 03-01-2012 02:24 AM

Yeah, what a ripoff – you wait 4 years for your birthday to come around, and it’s on a Wednesday.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#13 posted 03-01-2012 02:37 AM

THAT is why I don’t do math ;-)

But still… anybody born on Feb 29th?

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#14 posted 03-01-2012 02:54 AM

JJohnston – I memorized that stat 32 years ago.

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#15 posted 03-01-2012 04:05 AM

been thinking all day about how i wish i knew someone with a birthday today

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