Face The Facts – Episode 21: Groundhog Day

Fact – Groundhog hibernation gave rise to the popular American custom of Groundhog Day


The groundhog, or woodchuck (unofficial UD sponsor), is one of 14 species of marmots. These Brodents live a fast and furious Kensingtonian lifestyle and gorge themselves all summer to build up plentiful reserves of fat. After the first frost, they retreat to their underground burrows and snooze until spring, drawing their sustenance from body fat. BJ Penn does the same thing in Hawaii.

This groundhog factoid is FTF’s way of paying tribute to the great American tradition, GROUNDHOG DAY! Tradition dictates that if a groundhog sees its shadow that day, there will be six more weeks of winter, though such a prediction is seemingly a sure bet over much of the groundhog’s North American range. This celebration, which began in the United States as a Pennsylvania German custom, actually finds its origin in the Celtic pagan festival of Imbolc. Imbolc, meaning “in the belly,” is a Gaelic festival held on the 1st of February to mark the beginning of spring. In Ireland it is observed as the feast day of St. Brigid.




At the University of Design, where I got my male modeling degree, Groundhog Day is a huge celebration. There is a big bonfire in the woods, live music, grilling, kegs, and there even use to be a John Grant. In short, Groundhog Day is kind of a big deal to me. Keeping up with school tradition, alums all across the world still celebrate this great day. Tonight, DC alums will do their part as we gather together to drink and be merry. To everyone celebrating Groundhog Day…




Fact – Anderson “The Spider” Silva use to have arachnaBrobia!




UFC 183 may not have the most stacked card, but it has the return of the legend, Anderson Silva. If you haven’t heard it yet, we were able to get an exclusive interview with Anderson Silva before his grand return. Anderson talk about how he is feeling, his thoughts on Chael Sonnen, and also the origin of his nickname.



As we have been doing with the last few big fights, here is the FTF simulation, for your mental stimulation, of the epic matchup between Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz:

Silva vs. Diaz


WOW! I did not see that coming. You heard it here first, Diaz is going to upset the heavily favored Silva.

Fact – People that read Vivid Karet celebrate Groundhog.

Have fun and enjoy this awesome weekend fellow readers. Tomorrow we have the Super Bowl and here at FTF we are super psyched about that one.  We also think that a future president could win an election on the simple platform of turning the Monday after the Super Bowl into a national holiday.

Happy Groundhog Weekend!


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