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2011-02-03 12:49:29

Punxsutawney Phil predicted that spring will come on time, and NASA satellite data suggests that residents in more than one-third of the U.S. are now anxious for the prediction to come true.A massive winter storm touched 30 states over the last couple of days, including Phil's home at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa. where rain mixed with sleet and freezing rain this morning before it changed to snow as part of that system. Phil's town is about 80 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Looking at...

2011-02-03 00:00:40

"Groundhog Day" was a funny movie, but a serious and beneficial message can be drawn from the laughter. That lesson could improve the quality of the rest that everyone needs. Sleep tips website Sleepbetter.org offers some advice inspired by a Hollywood hit. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) February 02, 2011 In the 1993 comedy movie "Groundhog Day," a self-centered weatherman played by funnyman Bill Murray re-lives the same day over and over, with amusing and occasionally poignant results. Murray's...

2011-01-31 14:13:00

NEW YORK, Jan 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- February 4, 1841 - from Morgantown, Berks County (Pennsylvania) storekeeper James Morris' diary..."Last Tuesday, the 2nd, was Candlemas day, the day on which, according to the Germans, the Groundhog peeps out of his winter quarters and if he sees his shadow he pops back for another six weeks' nap, but if the day be cloudy he remains out, as the weather is to be moderate." Every year, in the Punxsutawney town of Pennsylvania, the most famous...

2011-01-11 10:30:00

Unique Badge Available Via Shout from Anywhere in the World HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While waiting for Punxsutawney Phil's prognostication, Foursquare users can take steps to earn the inaugural "PA Groundhog Day" badge Feb. 2, the Pennsylvania Tourism Office announced today. "There is only one weather-forecasting groundhog: Punxsutawney Phil in the Pennsylvania Wilds. This year, anyone will have the opportunity to earn a badge featuring his likeness from...

2010-01-27 14:28:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since it was announced two weeks ago that Punxsutawney Phil would 'text' his Groundhog Day forecast, more than 15,000 fans of the world-famous prognosticator have signed up to receive that alert. To sign up to receive Phil's forecast, text "groundhog" to 247365 before Feb. 2. After the initial text message, participants will be invited to submit their e-mail address to receive additional tourism-related messages. Standard text messaging...

2010-01-12 10:50:00

Feb. 2 Event Expected to Draw 30,000 Visitors to Pennsylvania Wilds Region HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fans of Punxsutawney Phil, Pennsylvania's world-famous weather-forecasting groundhog, can sign up to be among the first to know if there will be an early spring when he makes his annual prediction on Feb. 2. For the first time, Punxsutawney Phil's followers can receive his official prediction via their mobile device by texting "Groundhog" to 247365 between now...

2009-09-13 01:46:04

Punxsutawney Phil, the weather-predicting groundhog in western Pennsylvania, was honored Saturday at the annual Groundhog Club Picnic before his winter sleep. The treats available at the picnic, held at Gobbler's Knob outside Punxsutawney, included an elixir of life his guardians believe extend Phil's years, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. This is a really big deal, said Mike Johnston, a member of the Inner Circle, the group responsible for Phil's welfare. It's not about eating and...

2009-02-03 07:45:00

HATBORO, Pa., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- InfoLogix, Inc. (Nasdaq: IFLG), a leading technology provider of enterprise mobility solutions for the healthcare and commercial industries, today announced that David Gulian, President and CEO, will present at the Emerald Advisors 2009 Groundhog Day Investment Forum. The conference will be hosted at the Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel in Philadelphia on Thursday, February 5, 2009. Mr. Gulian will present at 5:00 PM in the Chestnut Room. (Logo:...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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