Published February 25, 2008 10:46 am
Leap Year odds: 1 in 1,461
Odds of being a 'Leaper' long, but two in one household?
By Mark Bennett
THE TRIBUNE STAR (TERRE HAUTE, Ind.)
COVINGTON, Ind. —
Only 1 in 1,461 babies around the world are born on that once-every-four-years calendar quirk, Feb. 29 — Leap Year Day. The entire population of Covington consists of 2,522 people. A town that small with two “Leap Year babies” would defy the law of averages.
But what if two Leapers lived on the same street in Covington …
In the same house …
And were married to each other?Most of the time, being born on Feb. 29 is a good thing for the Witsmans. This year, they’ll celebrate their seventh birthdays -- and their eighth wedding anniversary.