If you were born on 29 February, rejoice! You’re having a shot before the end of the world…

  • Is a leap year, with 366 days, including 29 days in February.
  • Was designated the “Alan Turing Year,” to commemorate the centennial of the computer pioneer’s birth.
  • In the 24th year of the Heisei period on the Japanese calendar.
  • Is believed to be the last year before the end of the world. (What else is new?)
  • Shares its first weekend with the last weekend of 2011.
  • Is the year of the Dragon on the Chinese lunar calendar, starting on 23 January.
  • Is when the author of this site begins his third decade.