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Facts & Fun
with Buddy Bear

every FOUR years,
we add an extra
day to the calendar,
known as LEAP DAY,
on FEBRUARY 29.

while the
EGYPTIANS were the first
to calculate the need for a
leap year, it was \, JULIUS
CAESAR, the roman dictator
who brought the practice
to europe around
46 b.c.

we do this so our
calendar stays in
it actually takes
line with the earth's the earth 365.2421
movement around days to travel around
the sun.
the sun. that extra
part of the day adds
up, so every FOUR
years we add
an extra day.

my calendar was
called the JULIAN
CALENDAR. catchy,
isn't it?
although my
calendar was more
accurate than before, it still
fell short. the year was only
.242 days longer, not an even
.25 days - so my calendar
was off about 11 minutes.

after 128 YEARS,
in the 14TH CENTURY,
the julian calendar
had strayed by
about 10 DAYS.

Buddy Bear read a story in
this issue about a business
that's been open since
1919. What's the name of
that business?
When you think you have
the correct answer, mail
Buddy a note telling him the
answer, along with your age.
If you're correct, your name
goes into a drawing to win
a prize! Congratulations to
last month's winners: Noah
Spegal, Olivia Kingsley,
Maleki Ritli, Dayton Sexton
and Selah Ledquist. The
answer was Petals the
donkey and the answer was
on page 38. You can read
the story in our January
issue online at www.
ruralmissouri.coop.
We'll choose five
winners each month. Send
your answer to: Buddy
Bear's "Power Reader", P.O.
Box 1645, Jefferson City,
MO 65102. This month's
entries must be received by
Feb. 5. Sorry adults - this
contest is for kids 13 and
under.

it was \,
POPE GREGORY XIII,
who fixed that glitch.
with my calendar, leap years
occur every four years
except for years evenly
divisible by 100 and
not by 400.
the year 1900
was not a leap
year because it was
divisible by 100
and not 400.
my calendar,
the GREGORIAN
CALENDAR, is still
used to this day,
cute kitties and
all!

Leap
Year Time
Capsule
H

ere's a fun ac
tivity you
can do with yo
ur
family.
Write a letter
and put someto yourself
shoebox tim things in a
e capsule
that you can pu
and open up ont away
leap day - in the next
2024!


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