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It's Groundhog Day! Or, is it? Nah, it truly is Groundhog Day. Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, in the Pennsylvanian town the famous critter is named after, meaning an expected six more weeks of winter for the locale. What of the other, less famous, groundhogs? Read on to see if they saw their shadows!

Phil at the 126th annual Groundhog Day event in Pennsylvania. Image via National Post

The 1993 film, Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray, was Punxsutawney Phil's claim to fame, propelling his name to the top of the list of groundhogs whose premonitions determine if the scent of spring is soon to be sniffed, or, if winter will be lingering a little bit longer.

A cultural holiday that’s celebrated in North America, with events held in wildlife parks all over, attendants gather to observe if a groundhog sees its shadow after it emerges from its burrow. If it has, it’s meant to signify 6 more weeks of winter, and if it hasn’t, it’s meant to be a prediction for an early spring. Other notable groundhogs didn’t see their shadows. They include: General Beauregard Lee of Georgia, Shubenacadie Sam of Nova Scotia, and Buckeye Chuck of Ohio.

Let’s mark this day by peeking at our daily, top stories that contain some photos of shadows… Does it make a difference if the individual casting the shadow sees their shadow in reality or in their photo? Hopefully the latter doesn’t affect the weather!:
My Analogue Bucket List for 2012: Analogue Aspirations
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If you are a bit confused with the inclusion of this video, it might make sense after you reread this article over, and over, and over again!

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