Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happy Leap Year!

It's the 29th of February! And in the British Isles specifically this is the day where traditionally women could propose to men. Supposedly a 1288 law by Queen Margaret of Scotland (when she was age 5) required that fines be raised if a marriage proposal was refused by the man and compensation ranged from a kiss or a 1 pound note to a silk gown in order to soften the blow.

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