FUZZY SCIENCE

Groundhog: Spring Is Near

Pennsylvania’s celebrity groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, popped out of his hole, saw no shadow, and forecast a short winter this year, according to rodent translators. The annual Groundhog Day ceremony was the 130th prediction by Phil and his ancestors. Unfortunately, the National Centers for Environmental Information says that past weather data hasn’t been recently consistent with Phil’s prognostications.