Frederick’s Epitaph

Frederick died after a long and productive life of 87 years, but this epitaph was written on his headstone:

Frederick lived a good long life,
He loved his children and his wife,

He was honest, kind and deserved nothing but praise,
Even if he only had twenty-one birthdays.

How is this possible?

He was born on February 29th in a leap year. Consequently, in his 87 years, he only witnessed twenty-one of his actual birthdays. The other years there was no February 29th.

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3 Comments on "Frederick’s Epitaph"

Aswathy says
April 7, 2015 @ 19:57

He was born on a leap year

Aravind says
July 15, 2015 @ 12:21

He was born on 29th February in a leap year. There is no Feb29 every year, it only happens every 4 yrs.


21.25⇒21 round off.

This is why

kakerott says
March 15, 2017 @ 11:11

he was born on a leap year

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