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February/Groundhog Day links

Groundhog Day, Candlemas and weather predictions. Related: Where Did Groundhog Day Come From? 

February links – pagan Roman purification (februa = purify) and Mary’s purification 40 days after the birth of Christ.

Don’t like what the groundhog has to say about how long winter will last? You’re in luck: Punxsutawney Phil has been correct just 39% of the time since 1887.

Jonah Goldberg’s classic Groundhog Day column.

8 years? 34 years? How long was Bill Murray stuck in Groundhog Day?

How to Write Groundhog Day by… the writer of Groundhog Day.

As Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell take off down the street once Groundhog Day has ended, Nat “King” Cole is singing Almost Like Being In Love – here’s Mark Steyn with a history of that song.

ICYMI, Friday’s links are here, and include the history of domesticating chickens, beer yoga, 1960’s disposable dresses, 25 animals that scientists want to bring back from extinction, and why it’s nearly impossible to castrate a hippo.

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