Magical groundhog named Phil tells us when spring will start2/2/2013
A groundhog named Phil didn't see his shadow in Punxsutawney, Pa. Saturday, meaning the adorable land-beaver thinks we'll have an early spring. As serious journalists, however, it’s our professional duty to fact-check this claim, and we found some large burrow holes in the story. Despite Phil claiming to have a 100 percent accuracy rate, the National Climatic Data Center says groundhog forecasts show “no predictive skill”. (Thanks for that, guys. We didn't know.) Phil also claims he's been working for 125 years, getting his longevity by drinking the "elixir of life" at the annual Groundhog Picnic, which mystically gives him seven more years of life. We’re just saying: MAYBE you shouldn’t trust a magical talking squirrel that never dies. Just in case he's wrong, we're not putting away our sweaters yet. [Source]
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