Bloomberg braves Groundhog Day – all over again
Friday 03 February 2012
After being bitten on the finger when he met New York City's most famous groundhog in 2009, Mayor Michael Bloomberg took no chances yesterday as he helped the rodent to make his annual "Groundhog Day" weather prediction at Staten Island Zoo.
Charles G Hogg, known as "Staten Island Chuck", did not see his shadow so spring was declared to be just around the corner. However, Chuck's biggest forecasting rival – Punxsutawney Phil – did see his shadow in the town of Gobbler's Knob, Pennsylvania. According to legend, that means winter in the US will last another six weeks.
- 1 What marriage would look like if we actually followed the Bible
- 3 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 4 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 5 Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
£37040 - £43600 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The UK's export credit agency a...
£25000 - £27500 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This company provides a compreh...
£16800 - £19500 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Would you like to join an organ...
£25000 - £28000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: In the last five years this com...