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Groundhog Day 2018: The Ethiopian Mountain Groundhog Predicts Memo Will Bring Obama, Clinton and Others to Jail

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on February 2, 2018

The 130-year-old custom dictates that if the groundhog emerges from his hole and sees his own shadow, he will retreat back to its den to signify winter will last a further six week.“

What is a Groundhog? Where do they live? What do they eat? Fun facts

The day when a rodent named Punxsutawney Phil makes a weather prediction about the next six weeks – has arrived. But what actually is a groundhog, where do they live and what do they eat?

Along with the infamous Phil from Pennsylvania, there is also General Lee, Buckeye Chuck and another whole host of groundhogs who help predict whether winter arrives early.

The 130-year-old custom dictates that if the groundhog emerges from his hole and sees his own shadow, he will retreat back to its den to signify winter will last a further six weeks.

But if there are cloudy skies when the groundhog – a rodent from the marmota squirrel family – comes above ground – that means the spring season will arrive early.

This year, Phil decided the US will face another six weeks of winter as he turned to see his shadow in Punxsutawney today.

But What Is A Groundhog?

A groundhog, also known as a woodchuck, is a rodent of the family Sciuridae, belonging to the group of large ground squirrels known as marmots.

The groundhog was first scientifically described by Carl Linnaeus in 1758.

Measuring about 65cm (26 inches), groundhogs are natural diggers, with short and powerful limbs and short, thick claws.

The animal is covered in two coats of fur, with a grey undercoat underneath and a longer, thicker coat with a burnt orange or reddish hue which gives it a frosted appearance.

The groundhog prefers open country and the edges of woodland, and is rarely far from a burrow entrance.

In the wild, groundhogs can live up to six years with two or three being average.

Where Do Groundhogs Live?

The groundhog is rarely found far from its burrow entrance and far prefers open country and the edges of woodland.

The groundhog can be a pest for farmers – as their keen burrowing skills make them serious nuisance animals around farms and gardens.

The clearing of forests provided the creature with a much more suitable habitat, and so the groundhog population is probably higher now than it was before the arrival of European settlers in North America.

However, groundhogs are often hunted for sport, which tends to control their numbers.

What Do They Eat?

Groundhogs are mostly herbivorous and primarily eat wild grasses and other vegetation, such as berries and agricultural crops.

Clover, alfalfa, dandelion, and coltsfoot are some of a groundhog’s favourite foods.

The first Groundhog Day was celebrated officially at Gobler’s Knob

The also eat grubs, grasshoppers, insects, snails and other small animals but are much less into eating other animals unlike many other Sciuridae.

More like squirrels in this respect, they also have been observed sitting up eating nuts such as shagbark hickory – although they don’t store their snacks for future use.

The first Groundhog Day was celebrated officially at Gobler’s Knob, Punxsutawney on February 2, 1887.

Local newspaper editor Clymer Freas came up with the idea after saying that Phil was America’s official groundhog meteorologist.

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It Is Now Confirmed: Scientists Now Predict That Dubai & Mecca Will Be Destroyed By Extreme Heat

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 28, 2015

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The devil knows prophecy and he knows that the earth will heat up so he invents the concept global-warming and has his sycophants like Al Gore push the agenda. But “global warming” is predicted in the Bible, and now a team of scientists predicts that while the whole earth will heat up, the epicenter of such highest temperature will be focused on Jeddah and Mecca in Saudi Arabia which would reach 131 degrees Fahrenheit during summer months which will make Mecca uninhabitable:

Scientists believe that rising temperatures from what they term climate change within this century are likely to make the Persian Gulf region – including Islam’s holy city of Mecca – uninhabitable by humans.

This could be of concern for the Muslim world, especially if such deadly heat wave events coincide with the annual Hajj, or annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca — when as many as 2 million pilgrims take part in rituals that include standing outdoors for a full day of prayer, according to MIT’s press release.

While scientists attribute the heat waves to Climate Change, and predict it will happen by the end of this century, fact is that such extreme heat has already happened and was unparalleled in human history. On August this year Shoebat.com reported a tripple-digit heat wave (164 degrees), which happened right when Iran threatened to annihilate Israel following the nuclear deal it struck with global powers.

The temperature in Iran was so high that Iran’s heat index nearly broke that world record which was a suffocating 164 degrees making it the most incredible temperature observations ever seen, and it is one of the most extreme readings ever in the world.

While many will cry “global warming”, it will actually be the sun heating up (Deut 28.23,24) (Zech 14.17). Another form of judgement prophesied by Isaiah appears to be extreme heat – heat severe enough to kill people:

Therefore … the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men are left’ (Isa 24.6)

The book of Revelation appears to speak of the same end time events and predicts extreme weather as part of God’s judgment upon the nations. There will be fierce, scorching heat:

The fourth angel poured out his bowl upon the sun, and it was given to it to scorch men with fire. Men were scorched with fierce heat …’ (Rev 16.8,9)

The Bible also predicted (as scientists now do) that Mecca will be “uninhabited”: “After her destruction, Babylon [Arabia] will merely be a home for demons, evil spirits, and scavenging desert creatures” (Revelation 18:1-2).

This is in line with the ancient Eastern perception that desolate desert wastelands were the dwelling place of demons and unclean spirits. The point being emphasized is that after Babylon is destroyed, there will be absolutely no human life ever found there again. Jeremiah agrees; he describes this:

So desert creatures and hyenas will live there, and there the owl will dwell. It will never again be inhabited or lived in from generation to generation” (Jeremiah 50:39).

Isaiah confirms a similar fate: “It shall be a habitation of jackals” (Isaiah 34:14).

To read more on how Mecca is destroyed, please read: [here] [here] [here] [here]

Besides the heat waves, there is a coming famine that is hitting primarily the Muslim world and if in doubt, read what scientists say on our latest report The Nile And The Euphrates Are Drying Up: Both Rivers Are In The News And Both Rivers Are In The Bible (An Inevitable Famine Is Plaguing The Muslim World)

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