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Forum topic by HorizontalMike posted 865 days ago 1669 views 0 times favorited 32 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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HorizontalMike

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865 days ago

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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muleskinner

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#1 posted 864 days ago

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 864 days ago

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 …. ;-)

-- -- Neil

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#3 posted 864 days ago

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 864 days ago

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 864 days ago

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 864 days ago

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

Assume equal spread of B-Days.

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

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muleskinner

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#7 posted 864 days ago

Only 1 out of 1461 days is 2/29

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#8 posted 864 days ago

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!

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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#9 posted 864 days ago

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.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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#10 posted 864 days ago

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

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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#11 posted 864 days ago

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!

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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JJohnston

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#12 posted 864 days ago

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

-- "Sorry I'm late. Somebody tampered with my brakes." "You should have been early, then."

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HorizontalMike

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#13 posted 864 days ago

THAT is why I don’t do math ;-)

But still… anybody born on Feb 29th?

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

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#14 posted 864 days ago

JJohnston – I memorized that stat 32 years ago.

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#15 posted 864 days ago

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

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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