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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Tomorrow is Groundhog Day! The big question today is whether or not the groundhog will see his shadow. If the groundhog does not see his shadow, then spring will come early.

However, if the groundhog does indeed spot his shadow, we're doomed with six more weeks of winter. The largest Groundhog Day celebration is held in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, with Punxsutawney Phil.

In honor of this celebrated day, here are some fun facts about groundhogs.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Every mile is two in winter."

HINT: (1593-1633), was a Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

The average groundhog is 20 inches long and normally weighs from 12 to 15 pounds. Punxsutawney Phil weighs about 20 pounds and is 22 inches long.

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Groundhogs are covered with coarse grayish hairs (fur) tipped with brown or sometimes dull red. They have short ears, a short tail, short legs, and are surprisingly quick.

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A groundhog's diet consists of lots of greens, fruits, and vegetables and very little water. Most of their liquids come from dewy leaves.

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A groundhog can whistle when it is alarmed. Groundhogs also whistle in the spring when they begin courting.

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Insects do not bother groundhogs and germs pretty much leave them alone. They are resistant to the plagues that periodically wipe out large numbers of wild animals. One reason for this is their cleanliness.

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Young Groundhogs are usually born in mid-April or May, and by July they are able to go out on their own. The size of the litter is 4 to 9. A baby groundhog is called a kit or a cub.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Every mile is two in winter."

ANSWER: George Herbert.

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