Happy Birthday to the Leaplings Published on February 28, 2016 2016 is a remarkable year. We will watch the presidency of our first African-American president come to a close. The people of the United States will vote in a new Commander in Chief. We may have even witnessed Peyton Manning’s final game. The best part? The “Leaplings” get to celebrate their birthday on the actual day! Yes, that’s right. That special day that only occurs every four years – February 29th – is back to give Leap Year babies a real celebration. In honor of this unique day, here are a few notable people who share this particular birthday: Alex Rocco Alessandro Federico Petricone, Jr., most likely known to you as Alex Rocco, acted as Moe Green in the iconic movie The Godfather. A couple more movies you may recognize him from are The Wedding Planner and That Thing You Do! Pope Paul III Pope Paul III, born Alessandro Farnese, was the end of the Renaissance popes and the first of the Counter-Reformation. He loved artwork and even gave the order to Michelangelo to paint the Last Judgment for the Sistine Chapel. Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancey Zeus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenberdorft, Sr. Did you catch that? Did you see all 26 names creating the alphabet as initials? Did you also see that it concludes with “Senior?” Yes, this hilarious father gave the same daunting name to his son, who, they say, learned how to say his complete name by the young age of three. Also, there is some discussion on the spelling (and length) of the family name. One reference recorded it as Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorffwelchevoralternwarengewissenhaftschaferswessenschafewarenwohlgepflegeundsorgfaltigkeitbeschutzenvorangreifendurchihrraubgierigfeindewelchevoralternzwolfhunderttausendjahresvorandieerscheinenvonderersteerdemenschderraumschiffgenachtmittungsteinundsiebeniridiumelektrischmotorsgebrauchlichtalsseinursprungvonkraftgestartseinlangefahrthinzwischensternartigraumaufdersuchennachbarschaftdersternwelchegehabtbewohnbarplanetenkreisedrehensichundwohinderneuerassevonverstandigmenschlichkeitkonntefortpflanzenundsicherfreuenanlebenslanglichfreudeundruhemitnichteinfurchtvorangreifenvorandererintelligentgeschopfsvonhinzwischensternartigraum. Honestly, we can’t make this up. The Henriksen Siblings That’s right, not only one, not just two, but three siblings were born on successive Leap Days in 1960 (Heidi), 1964 (Olav), and 1968 (Leif-Martin). Could you handle having to share your birthday, let alone with two siblings? Sorry ‘boutcha Henriksens. Peter Scanavino If you aren’t aware of Peter Scanavino then you have an obligation to turn on USA and watch yourself a Law & Order: Special Victims Unit marathon. It’ll change your life and you’ll get to know Dominick ‘Sonny’ Carisi, Jr., portrayed by Leapling Peter Scanavino. Sometimes you can even catch him on the Chicago P.D. crossovers, another show you don’t want to miss. So this year, Leaplings, don’t worry about whether you should celebrate your unique day on February 28th or March 1st, celebrate on your actual birthday. And, Happy Birthday from your friends at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning!