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Groundhog Day 2015: Punxsutawney Phil sees shadow, predicts six more weeks of winter

Punxsutawney Phil, the world's most beloved and furry seasonal prognosticator, saw his ....

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A little Groundhog Day Trivia

The first official Groundhog Day was February 2, 1887.

Punxsutawney is an Indian word meaning "the town of the sandflies".

Promoting Punxsutawney Phil was the idea of the owner of Punxsutawney Spirit newspaper. He thought promoting the area would bring more business to the town.

The word "Woodchuck" comes from the Indian word Oijik (wejek), or Wojak. Indian lore has it that their forbears began life as animals; the woodchuck was recognized as the "grandfather" of the earliest inhabitants of the area.

Punxsutawney Phil's complete nickname is the "seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators and Weather Prophet Extraordinary".

A tally of official groundhog predictions show that Phil sees his shadow six times more than he doesn't see it.

Punxsutawney Phil has visited the White House and been on the Oprah Show.

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