What Is Leap Year?
Leap Years are needed to keep our calendar in alignment with the Earth's revolutions around the sun. It takes the Earth approximately 365.242199 days (a tropical year) to circle once around the Sun. If we didn't add a day on February 29 nearly every 4 years, we would lose almost six hours every year. After only 100 years, our calendar would be off by approximately 24 days.
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The olive oil in your salad dressing may be a fraud.
"...the sanctity of the US $1.5-billion olive oil market is at risk," says Tom Mueller, author of the new book Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil, who spent three years studying the subject.
“It turned out to be far more complex, far more fraud-ridden, far more interesting and culturally rich than I had ever imagined,” said Mueller, an American freelance writer based in Liguria, Italy.
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