Bubblehead Predicts The Future II
In honor of Leap Day, I hereby provide you with a sneak peak of a story that will be near the top of the Cranial-Ocular Implant Newsflash (COIN) menus on February 28, 2100:
"Thousands of New Centenarians Don't Have Birthday to Celebrate"
For the first time in history, people will not be able to celebrate their 100th birthday on the actual anniversary of the day they were born. Because leaps years occur every four years, unless the year is divisible by 100 and not divisible by 400, the survivors from among the 350,000 people worldwide born on February 29, 2000, don't have a February 29th in 2100 on which to celebrate their birthday. The last time this happened was in Febrary 1700, but there weren't any people who lived to be 100 back then. (In the same way, there probably weren't any 100 year olds who missed their birthdays when countries omitted 11 days from the calendar at various times when they converted to the Gregorian calendar.)
Bottom line -- some 8 year old having their 2nd birthday celebration today won't get to celebrate their 25th birthday until they're 104.