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Leap Day Flash Mob ~ Get It While It Lasts!!!

A cache by The Green Cat & Snuggly Kitten Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : Wednesday, February 29, 2012
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Yippee and skippy! If you've not completed it yet, this is your ONLY opportunity to cache on this date ~ unless you wish to wait another FOUR LONG YEARS!! Snuggly Kitten and I are DELIGHTED to host a wee little Flash Mob to offer the opportunity for you to fill in this long-awaited smilie. Met us at 2:29 p.m. PRECISELY at the coordinates listed and be quick/prompt as this event will only last 15 plus 2.29 minutes!!

YES! You must be @ the Event *and* sign the log to claim the Flash Mob. Yes! If you arrive at the same time as everyone else, you may claim a FTF. There will be a free and totally random opportunity (which is similar but completely NOT a "drawing" or "raffle") for each attendee to win one of the highly-coveted gold GCCO coins, which cannot be purchased and can only be won at events.

February 29, known as a leap day in the Gregorian calendar, is a date that occurs in most years that are evenly divisible by 4, such as 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016. Years that are evenly divisible by 100 do not contain a leap day, with the exception of years that are evenly divisible by 400, which do contain a leap day; thus 1900 did not contain a leap day while 2000 did. Years containing a leap day are called leap years. February 29 is the 60th day of the Gregorian calendar in such a year, with 306 days remaining until the end of that year.

Although most years of the modern calendar have 365 days, a complete revolution around the sun takes approximately 365 days and 6 hours. Every four years, during which an extra 24 hours have accumulated, one extra day is added to keep the count coordinated with the sun's apparent position. It is, however, slightly inaccurate to calculate an additional 6 hours each year. A better approximation, derived from the Alfonsine tables, is that the Earth takes a complete a revolution around the sun in 365 days, 5 hours, 49 minutes, and 16 seconds. To compensate for the difference, an end-of-century year is not a leap year unless it is also exactly divisible by 400. This means that the years 1600 and 2000 were leap years, as will be 2400 and 2800, but the years 1700, 1800 and 1900 were not, nor will be 2100, 2200 and 2300. The Gregorian calendar repeats itself every 400 years, which is exactly 20,871 weeks including 97 leap days. Over this period, February 29 falls 13 times on a Sunday, Tuesday, or Thursday; 14 times on a Friday or Saturday; and 15 times on a Monday or Wednesday. (From Wikepedia)

We're finishing off our quest to earn a smilie each day of the calendar year at this event and welcome you to do the same.

AND ~ if you think three months ahead of time is too much for planning ahead for an RSVP, check out this mom with three kids born on three consecutive Leap Days!

25 of the Multi (Leap Day) Event coins will be available (from an attendee) at the event with proceeds from sales of the coin being donated toward the 2012 Geocoinfest.

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