For many people in the Northeast, another big winter storm – and the inconveniences it brings – is becoming too much of a pattern. Travel is snarled, schools closed, and snow piles just get higher.
In Alaska, groundhogs don't have their day on Feb. 2, but marmots do – thanks to a local senator and former Gov. Sarah Palin. (Hey, what's a marmot, anyway?)
Ben Hughes holds Punxsutawney Phil after he emerged from his burrow on Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., to see his shadow on Groundhog Day 2010. Phil saw his shadow on Feb. 2, which forecasts six more weeks of winter weather.
Punxsutawney Phil, Groundhog Day's mascot, may get an early retirement and a cyborg doppelganger, if PETA has its way.