Twitter’s Dad, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Corrects Us on Leap Day

I love Neil deGrasse Tyson. I love his sweet style, his passion for science, and yes, even his good-natured pedantry. I actually laughed out loud when I saw today’s example:

Obviously he’s stretching it at this point, which has only opened the door for a whole host of hilarious responses. Here are just a few that I’ve spotted thus far:

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  1. February 29, 2016 at 2:38 pm —

    But it doesn’t make any sense! If anything, we should call all the Feb 29ths that we skip over leap days!

  2. February 29, 2016 at 4:43 pm —

    On the 19th floor of Wayside School, it really is Leap Day.

  3. February 29, 2016 at 7:37 pm —

    And lunar calendars often have a leap month.

  4. March 1, 2016 at 3:15 am —

    Why are there leap seconds, but no leap thirds?

    • March 1, 2016 at 2:47 pm —

      There are leap thirds, but only when you’re really hungry and frog legs are being served.

  5. March 1, 2016 at 6:48 am —

    In Danish it is called at “shotyear”. To shoot can mean, besides shooting a projectile, to move, or delay.

  6. March 3, 2016 at 10:16 am —

    I prefer to think of Leap Day as us leaping ahead a day and then the orbit takes 4 years to catch up. Lead from the front right?

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