Joe Hanson is a science writer responsible for PBS Digita Studios’ It’s Okay to Be Smart Channel. In this really accessible, but still pleasingly informative video, Joe runs us through as to just why February gets the weird day count of 28 (and sometimes 29) instead of the usual 30 or 31 – as he neatly puts it, “The answer is part superstition, part politics, and parts astronomy. (Basically, it’s the Romans’ fault!)”
And now you know.
Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_calendar