The Top Things You Didn’t Know About Groundhog Day
Punxsutawney Phil makes his annual appearance today. And if you hadn't heard, he saw his shadow, which means we'll have six more weeks of winter-like weather. Here are The Top Things You Didn't Know About Groundhog Day.
- Whether Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow or not, you're an idiot for thinking it matters.
- In reality, Punxsutawney Phil does not have the ability to accurately predict the weather. So he's like any other meteorologist.
- If you know how to spell "Punxsutawney," you're from Punxsutawney.
- It opened the door for other adorable weather predictors. Like Al Roker.
- Phil spends one day a year predicting the weather, and the other 364 binge-watching Netflix.
- If the groundhog sees his shadow, it's four more years of protest marches.
- Amazingly, "Gobbler's Knob" is the name of Punxsutawney Phil's home and not a bar frequented by Andy Dick.
- In China, Groundhog Day is known as Delicious Groundhog Feast Day.
- The first official Groundhog Day was in 1886, 110 years before Internet porn made it obsolete.
- More people believe in Punxsutawney Phil than in climate change.
- Punxsutawney Phil uses a Doppler Radar to makes his decision.
- Punxsutawney Phil was on Donald Trump's short list to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
- About 50% of Americans open their gifts on Groundhog Eve.
- To many Americans, Punxsutawney Phil is a national icon. To many rural Americans, he's a tasty entree.
- Also in the burrow with Phil? El Chapo.