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Things You Might Not Know About Leap Day

We have Feb. 29th -- otherwise known as Leap Day -- every four years to make up for the fact that the Earth doesn't circle the sun in exactly 365 days. Without that occasional extra day thrown in, our entire calendar and its corresponding seasons would eventually be way off and we'd be celebrating Christmas during bikini weather.

But it isn't just a scientific thing. There's a lot of lore behind it, and it's observed and celebrated in a variety of ways.

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Does ‘World of Warcraft’ Make Elderly People Smarter?

Despite its reputation, the immensely popular online role-playing game World of Warcraft isn't just the domain of kids and guys in their 30s who live in their parents' basements. In fact, some researchers from North Carolina State University have found that when older adults play WoW, it can actually boost their brain functionality.

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College Student Faces Trial for Stealing $2 Pumpkin

Theft charges serious enough to warrant a jury trial typically involve stolen goods that are pretty expensive (just ask Lindsay Lohan about that).

But you don't have to steal high-dollar stuff to get in that kind of trouble -- in fact, a New Mexico college student is about to go on trial for allegedly forgetting to pay for a $2 pumpkin.

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