Why are groundhogs called woodchucks?

Groundhogs are also known as woodchucks. So much so that MANY of the weather predicting groundhogs around the country are named Chuck. Staten Island Chuck, Buckeye Chuck, Chattanooga Chuck, just to name a few. But did you know that the name doesn’t have anything to do with wood or chucking it? It’s true. Supposedly the…

“Philatelic” Phantastic Phil

This is the Phantastic Phil named “Philatelic” in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. According to the Punxsutawney Chamber of Commerce, this Phantastic Phil was sponsored by the employees of the Punxsutawney Post Office and named after the the collection and study of postage stamps which is called “philately.”

Did you know there’s a Ground Dog Day?

I’ve been working on putting together a list of all of the different groundhogs and Groundhog Day ceremonies around the world, and I’ve discovered that there are several “groundhogs” that aren’t groundhogs at all. One of these is Shipoke Sheena, a dog who dresses as a bear, pretends to be a groundhog, and predicts the…

Why isn’t there more Groundhog Day music?

We really need more Groundhog Day themed music. I’m unsure why more musicians don’t release Groundhog Day albums like they do with Christmas. Here’s one surefire hit: The Baha Men (and Women) recording a variation on their classic “Who let the dogs out” called “Who let the groundhogs in.”

Time to start your Groundhog Day shopping!

It’s Black Friday! If you’re not going out to the stores today looking for great deals for your Groundhog Day presents, or shopping online for them, you’re doing it wrong. We’ve got some great Groundhog Day gift ideas for you here. Don’t let your friends and family down.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Today you should stuff your face, just like Phil Connors did when he realized he was repeating the same day over and over and there were no consequences to what he did!