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Title: Parachutists leap off tall buildings for Leap Day

Source: http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/parachutists-leap-off-tall-1367166.html

Who: Jeff Provenzano and other jumpers

What: Provenzano jumpd off The Water Club to celebrate Leap Day and promote an energy drink. Other people also completed similiar jumps today.

When: February 29, 2012

Where: Atlantic City

Why do we care? To make up for the time we miss as the earth rotates around the sun, we have added an extra day to our calendar every four years. Today to promote an energy drink and celebrate Leap Day, people around the US leapt off tall buildings as an adventurous part of the celebration!

 

To find out more about Leap Day and why we add an extra day every four years, click here to see a short but fun video!

 



3 Comments

  •   annpa1213
    March 1st, 2012 at 10:29 pm    Reply

    Ms. Walker,
    I think that is a very interesting topic to choose. It is good that people are celebrating leap day. Also, it is cool that the jumpers were not only celebrating leap day but using it to promote an energy drink. I really like this topic.

  •   kathe1213
    March 2nd, 2012 at 12:43 am    Reply

    That is very different way to advertise, and very creative I could never have come up with an idea like that to promote an energy drink of all things. The leap day video was also extremely interesting. I was wondering what energy drink were they promoting and what was the tallest building one of the people jumped off of?

  •   isajo1213
    March 2nd, 2012 at 1:32 am    Reply

    Ms Walker that was a very interesting article, how did you think of this event? I mean, did you already have it in mind or did you just stumble upon it?
    -Isabel

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