6 MORE WEEKS OF WINTER? THAT'S NOT NEWS...THIS IS NEWS!
This past Monday, miniature meteorologists dressed up as furry rodents, predicted how many weeks of winter us North Americans have left to endure. Turns out that the common consensus among the groundhog community is 6 more weeks. So we have that going for us, which is nice.
This February 2nd, marked the 129th Groundhog Day celebration. Which means for 129 years, we have been relying on sharp-toothed creatures emerging from hibernation to explain our weather forecast. As luck would have it for us spectators, sometimes these "weatherman" are rather cranky when casting their predictions. This year was no exception.
Jimmy the Groundhog was not thrilled to dish out his opinions about the jet stream in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin on Monday morning. While whispering his forecast to Mayor Jonathon Freund, Jimmy chomped down on the mayors ear in sweet vengeance. Sun Prairie reports that this is their second mayor in several years to be assaulted by a groundhog. Which is pretty awesome.
Back in 2009 at the Staten Island Zoo, Mayor Michael Bloomberg was bitten on his left hand when he tried to coax Chuck the Groundhog out of his wooden house. All of these violent physical crimes committed by lowland creatures had us thinking that perhaps there were several more victims out there...on YouTube.
After tirelessly searching through two full pages of YouTube video's we called the investigation quits. We are quite positive that groundhog bites are occurring at alarming rates, but if the evidence isn't clearly displayed on the first page of Google...it's time to move on.
What we did find however, were some good video's of news reporters being accosted by the animal kingdom, which is closely related and always fun to watch. It was pretty tough to narrow down our selection to just one video...but this one had the best assortment of animals and idiot reporters, so we had to include it. FYI: We could have shown an entire 14 minute video of just kangaroos kicking the crap out of people...but we'll keep that gem in our back pocket for a future article.
Remember...just because it's fluffy doesn't mean it isn't a highly trained assassin.