and divisible by 5000
have never been adopted by any country
, anywhere. It all relates back to the Gregorian Calendar
. So 2000, is a leap year. It looks like Microsoft
got this one right. "The 2000 not a leap year," though thoroughly debunked is another of those urban legends
to pass around the net for many years.
One should note that a year is a leap year if it is divisible by 4. Unless it is divisible by 100; however, if it is divisible by 400 it is a leap year. There are no further rules.
For more information: <http://aa.usno.navy.mil/AA/faq/docs/leap_years.html>