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Groundhogs Go To Washington

By Wobbyball (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

By Wobbyball (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

On February 2nd, 1887, Groundhog Day, featuring a rodent meteorologist, is celebrated for thefirst time at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. America has continued the tradition ever since.

According to tradition, if a groundhog comes out of its hole on this day and sees its shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter weather; no shadow means an early spring or in other words, spring in six weeks.

We could not help but notice a few similarities between groundhogs and the United States Congress. Continue reading

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