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5.V ,& 1.J T&'rf'mrK -i- -j
ing them their birthday parties only
once every four years. Leap year babies
are not so extraordinarily rare, as you
might think. Statisticians figure that,
in the entire world, 106,849 babies will
be born on Feb. 29. That's the world's
daily output of babies, as. they figure it
In the United States', death will come
to 3,800 persons on Feb. 29.
There are about 20 murders a day in
the United States, nd 'this extra day
will probably see no exception in the
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About thirty divorces are begun m
this country every day, so leap year day
will give us about thirty extra broken
The rate of thirty-five "business fail
ures a day won't drop off today, of
But out of this gloom of murder, di
vorces and failures, there looms the
American hen. She gives 47,000,000
eggs a day, the year around. February,
being her off season, she'll probably cut
this down to 20.000.000 eeers. But
there's some comfort in the fact that here are 20,000,000 eggs we'
wouldn't have had in 191-2, if it were not for the extra day.
Tli ronciic cTi-Tirc ftiit tn a-.,a,r 5 MF AND THC.
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laid by the American hen the American
cow gives two quarts of milk.
So we'll be 40,000,000 quarts of milk
richer about a glass of milk for each
one of the 90,000,000 folks in the United
States just because 1912 has an exftra
Uncle Sam will take in $2,000,000 ex
tra in 1912 from his various sources of
revenue, but he'll spend about one
eighth of this to keep his war machine,
the array and navy going for an extra
All together February 29 isn't such an
uninteresting day after all.
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QUARTS OF ttaTOOAY,