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How old is Punxsutawney Phil? Pretty old.

Did you know that there has only ever been one Punxsutawney Phil? While most groundhogs, according to Wookieepedia, only live on average six years in the wild, Punxsutawney Phil has been making weather predictions since 1886. That makes him at least 133 years old! That is older than the average groundhog lives. How is this possible?

Well according to those involved in the annual Groundhog Day ceremony, Punxsutawney Phil gets his longevity from drinking the “elixir of life” which is a secret recipe. Every summer at the Groundhog Picnic, Phil takes a sip, and is magically granted seven more years of life. Great success!

So, more than likely, Phil will be forecasting the weather long after all of us are gone! No need to worry!

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