Monday, November 25, 2013

Which newspaper is published once every 4 years?

In 1980, in France was founded newspaper «La Bougie du Sapeur». It is published on a regular basis, every February 29. That is, only in leap years. Therefore journalists dubbed edition "Leap newspaper."  The real name of «La Bougie du Sapeur» can be translated as "Candle Minesweeper."  Newspaper name was given in honor of the sapper Camember, French comic hero, invented in the late 19th century. According to legend, he was born February 29, so he celebrated his birthdays once per 4 years. He was only 5 years old when he was taken into the army.
The most recent issue was published February 29, 2012. This is the ninth number since 1980 year. Circulation «La Bougie du Sapeur» - 200,000 copies. Newspaper sells for 4 euros. You can also subscribe to 100 years at a price of 100 euros.
It is interesting, that in each newspaper has is placed a traditional crossword puzzle, the answers to which are waiting for the reader in the next issue of the newspaper. That is, exactly after 4 years, 29 February 2016.
In 2004, the seventh edition of the newspaper came out with an application - it was the first newspaper «la Bougie du Sapeur - Dimanche».  Sunday  the application will now be issued only in those years when February 29th falls on a Sunday. That is, the next time  the application will be released on Sunday 29 February 2032. And in 2008, the newspaper came out with the first release of another application for women: «la Bougie du Sapeur - Madame».

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