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Super Bowl/February/Groundhog Day links

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

Life magazine archive of photos from Super Bowl 1.

Super Bowl stadiums made from meat.

Were footballs ever actually made of pigskin?

The Lost Tribe of Gypsy Harlots: The Mythical Invasion of the Super Bowl Hookers.

Groundhog Day, Candlemas and weather predictions.

Another old popular custom in Scotland on Candlemas Day was to hold a football match.

Where Did Groundhog Day Come From? 

Punxsutawney Phil has been correct just 39% of the time since 1887.

Jonah Goldberg’s classic 2005 Groundhog Day column.

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

Groundhog Day7 Pressing Questions You Probably Missed.

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.

ICYMI, Monday’s links are here, and include why sneezes come in 2s and 3s, a gallery of awkward mascots, the German man who went to court and won the right to pee standing up, and the origin of “couch potato”.

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