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What Are This Year’s Groundhog’s Day Predictions? Let This Picture Give You a Hint

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That’s right: venerable groundhog supreme Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow, and that means that we’re going to get six more weeks of winter. Somewhere. This counts as “accuracy,” according to Phil’s handlers.

No, seriously:

While the group has records of Phil’s predictions dating back to 1886, what it doesn’t have is a tally of whether Phil was right.

Johnston said the reason is simple: “He’s never been wrong.” Phil is “incapable of error,” he said, because the groundhog smartly avoids being site-specific in his prognostications.

If Phil predicts six more weeks of winter, said Johnston, “I guarantee you someone’s going to have six more weeks of winter.”

Look, here’s your The Mary Sue approved Groundhog Day activity: go “Huh. I guess it is February 2nd.” Then think briefly about Bill Murray. Maybe wonder what he’s working on at the moment. Then go about your day.

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