Happy Groundhog Day! Originally a German holiday, the first American reference to Groundhog Day was in 1841 via a diary entry noting the big job the little guy has of determining whether we will soon be basking in the budding spring or bundling up for another six weeks of Winter. Do you know anything about the groundhog? Take my quiz and test your knowledge in honor of the ground dweller famously known as Punxsutawney Phil.Take the Quiz
Now that the prediction's over, I can't say I'm pleased about the prospect of six more weeks of winter . . . which in SF translates to more and more rain. Boo. Nevertheless, this famed fella was pulled from his stump yesterday by the top-hatted, tuxedoed John Griffiths, a member of the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club Inner Circle. While I caught the festivities later on, a crowd of 40,000 spent a night of revelry awaiting the sunrise (and Punxsutawney Phil!) in Pennsylvania's Gobbler's Knob. After you share how you're feeling about his prediction, test your groundhog knowledge in our fun quiz.