Punxsutawney Phil, the famous groundhog, did not see his shadow on Groundhog Day, which means we’re (supposedly) getting an early spring. This is welcome news for many people who are tired of the cold and dreary weather.
The tradition of using a groundhog to predict the weather is a bit strange. It involves capturing a large rodent and observing its behavior to determine the future weather. It’s a modern version of reading animal entrails to determine the gods’ will.
This year, the internet was filled with memes and jokes about Phil and his other groundhog brethren. Here are some of the best:
- One person joked that Phil is not even very good at predicting the weather.
- Another person joked that Phil looks like Guy Fieri, the famous chef.
- Someone else joked that Phil must be scared of the weight of his duty.
- And finally, someone joked that Groundhog Day is the worst day of the year for Phil.
The internet’s reaction to Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction shows that people are looking for a sign of spring. After a long winter, people are ready for warmer weather and longer days.