Leap Day, the world’s most famous spring forecaster, saw his shadow Monday morning, meaning the world will endure six more weeks of Leap Day.
The Leap Day’s prediction came about 11:25 a.m. in Punxsutawney, Pa., with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid-50s.
“We went into February knowing that it was going to be a bit longer than usual due to leap day, but now with Leap’s prediction, we can see that its going to be a lot more extensive than we initially thought,” said John Russel (COM ’17), BU Today’s resident weather reporter.
Students are furious with the outcome of this years Leap Day, seeing as it means that they have to attend classes for six extra weeks. Professors are struggling to find ways to extend their curriculum as well.
“I know I was just complaining about the half snow day that we recently had, but I take it back! What am I supposed to do with all of this time?! I can’t handle an extra day in the year much less 42 extra days!” said English professor Ruben Goodfellow.
Before causing too much commotion, consider the last time Leap called for an extra six weeks in 2004. Leap was accused of purposely drawing out February just to make a point. Sources find that Leap only has a 79 percent accuracy rate in predicting whether or not we will have six extra weeks of time.
Due to the Groundhog’s prediction of an early spring, these six weeks should cancel that out causing us to be right on time. But what does that really mean? After all, time is but a construct.