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groundhog day image The Groundhog Has Spoken, Apparently We're in for an Early Spring
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Hooray! North Americans get ready for warmer weather.  Tradition holds that today is the day a groundhog comes out of his hole. If he sees his shadow there will be six more weeks of winter but if he comes out and doesn't see his shadow, like today, then an early spring is just around the corner. 

Although...


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Great. 


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February 2nd is Groundhog Day, the weird holiday where we trust a rodent to tell us when spring is coming, and one UK television channel has found the perfect way to celebrate. If you tune in to Sky any time on the 2nd, you'll find yourself at some point in the 1993 classic film Groundhog Day.

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Did y'all hear the news?! HUZZAH, MORE WINTER MEMES!

P.S. This isn't late because it's still Groundhog Day every day from now on until Mods learn how to become a genuinely good person, right?

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"Many shadows do I see: six more weeks of winter it must be."

Thus predicted the pint-sized Punxatawney Phil today. Now go watch the movie. It's great, you just forgot since 1993 was almost 20 years ago(!!!!!)

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Much of the country was experiencing biting cold on Monday, but the mayor of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin was dealing with a biting groundhog.

Jimmy was having none of this “Groundhog Day” tomfoolery, and he took things into his own hands (or teeth for that matter).

During the ceremony on Monday to find out if we were going to get 6 more weeks or Winter, Mayor Jonathan Freund leaned in close to hear what the little guy had to say.

Big mistake.

Freund apparently also made a mistake with the prediction, announcing that there would be an early Spring while one of Jimmy’s caretakers argued that this had been misinterpreted.

And the city was forced to issue a statement on the whole debacle:

While tradition holds that only the mayor can translate Jimmy’s prediction and that a clear sky generally means Jimmy sees his shadow and that winter will go on for six more weeks, the mayor’s translation this morning was clearly for an early spring. The break with tradition is unusual, but not unprecedented.

I bet the mayor wishes this was one day he could do all over again.