Friday, February 1, 2019

Groundhog Day 2019

Today (Saturday) is Groundhog Day!


And here are some facts you may not know.

  • Punxsutawney  Phil is married! He lives in Punxsutawney with his wife, Phyllis.

  • During the filming of Groundhog Day, Bill Murray was bitten by the groundhog twice during shooting. He had to have rabies shots.

  • Groundhog day comes from German roots.  In their native Germany, they used Hedgehogs to predict weather.
Who knew? Did you?


13 comments:

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

NO I never knew so thanks. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Hootin' Anni said...

I knew about his mate...but, the other two facts, I didn't.

Sandi said...

"Bill Murray was bitten by the groundhog twice during shooting. He had to have rabies shots."

Oh no! I didn't know that.

Nancy Chan said...

I never knew these facts. I was bitten once by a guinea pig.

Ann said...

I didn't know any of that and I had even forgotten it was groundhogs day. I had a friend growing up who's birthday is today.

Rose said...

I did not know any of these facts--I do know our neighbor has a groundhog that lives under his shed. And I suspect it was it tried to dig under our garage!

George said...

I knew Bill Murray got bitten during the filming of the movie, but I didn't know the other facts. I just hope Punxsutawney Phil is right about this year!

Lady Jane said...

Thanks for all the trivia Ginny. I didn't know any of which you wrote. hugs, lj

DawnTreader said...

The film is one of my favourites... I have it on DVD; must watch it again! :)

Tamago said...

I didn’t know about any of those facts! Bill Murray got bitten, actor can be tough job...!
I heard Phil predicted early spring. I hope he is right :-)

Ruth Hiebert said...

I did not know. What I do know is that any rodent that shows its face in early February cannot be believed, at last not ones here in Manitoba. LOL

Chatty Crone said...

I didn't know any of those, but I love the one about Bill Murray. Just seems funny. lol

DeniseinVA said...

What a cutie. I saw the movie, ouch on those rabies shots. Interesting facts too. Thanks Ginny :)

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