Ground Hog Day! February 2nd, 2018
Well, it’s February 2nd, yet again. So you know what that means,
IT’S GROUNDHOG’S DAY!!!
Now most of us are familiar with certain elements of groundhog’s day, like Punxsutawney Phil, Staten Island Chuck, that if they see their shadow it means six more weeks of winter, and it’s a pretty great Bill Murray movie.
But here are some other, less known facts you may not know about the Groundhog and his special day.
- The first Punxsutawney Phil began predicting on February 2nd, 1887. Though started earlier by Pennsylvania Germans much earlier in the 1800’s, the first official “shadow search” began in 1887 and hasn’t missed a year since.
- Punxsutawney Phil, the most famous of all the groundhogs, is correct about his weather predictions about 38% of the time, seeing his shadow (meaning 6 more weeks of winter) about 85% of the time.
- Groundhogs are a member of the squirrel family…
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