Neil deGrasse Tyson just set the record straight about Leap Years like a badass
Man, Neil deGrasse Tyson really isn’t messing around when it comes to Leap Day trivia. The famed astrophysicist, well-known for disputing the science in films like Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and Interstellar unleashed a series of informational tweets about the “105th leap day of the Gregorian Calendar.”
After basically referring to February as the thirstiest month, Tyson set out to do a whole lot of “actually-ing” and drop a bit of very serious facts on us.
For instance, did you know that, if you were born on a Leap Day, just because you technically have a birthday only every four years, you still age at the same pace as the rest of us?
Sorry, Leap Day babies — it turns out there’s not some sort of break in the space-time continuum that allows you to grow as though you suffer from reverse-Jack disease. We hope all you 64-year-olds planning Sweet Sixteen parties can get your banquet hall deposits back.
That’s not all — the earth isn’t really leaping today.
All these years we imagined Earth bouncing around the galaxy on Leap Day, 3rd Rock from the Sun opening credits-style, but alas — our planet is just doing its usual, boring old thing.
To cap off his Leap Year tweets, Tyson reminds the Leap Day babies of the world that they’re not that special.
So there you have it, folks — Leap Day in its truest, most boring form. (Thanks a lot, Neil.)