At 7:20 a.m. Sunday in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, a groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil awoke from hibernation, saw its shadow, and unwittingly predicted six more weeks of winter. Considering that temperatures were in the 20s that day, no one can really blame the poor fellow for retreating to the warmth of its hole (even though most folks had crossed their fingers for an early spring).
Meanwhile, almost 1,200 miles away at the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, hundreds of people stripped down to their bathing suits and plunged into the ocean alongside a friendly human-sized groundhog to celebrate Groundhog Day the wacky Floridian way. It was 75 degrees, there wasn't a cloud in the sky, and the sun was peeking over the horizon. People lathered themselves with sunscreen and darted for the ocean completely unfazed by the rodent's six-more-weeks-of-winter prediction.