How old is the groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil?
Answer: According to the legend, Phil is immortal (With that said, groundhogs generally live anywhere between six to eight years)
Phil has been making predictions for more than 131 years. Legend has it he gets his longevity from drinking the "elixir of life" (a secret recipe of course). Phil takes a sip every summer at the Groundhog Picnic and it magically adds seven more years to his lifespan. (Groundhogs typically live six to eight years.) Outside of his supernatural sip, Phil is like other groundhogs and gets most of his liquids from dewy leaves. He also enjoys eating greens, fruits and vegetables. - Read More
In the past 28 years, Phil has been "correct" only 13 times. Additionally, in some years, Phil's predictions received a mixed grade when temperatures fell below-average in February then rose to above-average for a warm March.
Since becoming the official forecasting groundhog of America in 1887, Phil has predicted long-lasting winters a whopping 102 times while predicting only 18 early springs. - Read More