OVERCUP BLOG — groundhog day
Posted by Margaret Henry on
It’s Groundhog Day, the holiday where, for 130 years, we’ve looked to the humble woodchuck for meteorological advice. The ‘official’ groundhog is known as Punxsutawney Phil, Seer of Seers, Sages of Sages, Prognosticator of Prognosticators, and Weather Prophet Extraordinaire. Some 20,000 people will gather outside Phil’s burrow on Gobbler’s Knob to witness his prediction. For those of us that can’t make the trip, here’s some facts befitting of a holiday dedicated to rodent weather psychics: 1. Thought to be the birthplace of Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania has some of the nation’s strictest liquor laws. Read more about them in the...
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