Groundhog Day Fun Facts

It’s Groundhog Day, so we thought it’d be a good time to check out this list of The Top Groundhog Day Fun Facts.


  • Thanks to the last four years, it’s no longer the dumbest thing Americans believe in.
  • It happens on the same day in February every year and means absolutely nothing.  Sorry, that’s a Top Valentine’s Day Fun Fact.
  • Whether or not Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, you’re an idiot for thinking it matters.
  • Like everyone else in rural Pennsylvania, Punxsutawney Phil is lured from his home with meth.
  • It’s in Punxsutawney because it’s the only small town in Pennsylvania where they don’t EAT groundhog.
  • Punxsutawney Phil is only right 39% of the time.  He’s like a furry Wikipedia.
  • Groundhogs are vegetarians.  And just like human vegetarians, they enjoy annoying their friends and neighbors by talking about it CONSTANTLY.
  • As cute as Punxsutawney Phil is, the world’s most adorable weather forecaster remains Al Roker.
  • The groundhog may have a harder time seeing his shadow this year through his adorable little face shield.
  • Everyone who’s ever traveled to Punxsutawney to take part in the festivities agrees . . . that they should have their head examined.
  • Almost 30% of Americans prefer to open their gifts on Groundhog Day Eve.