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In September, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon had 32 puppies — each one representing an NFL team — compete against each other as “Puppy Predictors.” They had to race to a food bowl, and the winning pup was Bruce Mackabee, whose New England Patriots face the New York Giants in the Super Bowl on Sunday. This week, Fallon had Mackabee back on the show to “interview” him about the big game. — Watch it at the Huffington Post
Before a big crowd at Gobbler’s Knob this morning, the famous Pennsylvania groundhog predicted that there will be six more weeks of winter. (Although he didn’t say whether it will continue to be a mild one.) Of course, Staten Island Chuck had a different prediction: The rival prognosticator did not see his shadow, forecasting an early spring.
Barrymore and fiancé Will Kopelman rescued an 8-week-old Shepherd mix who was left in a box outside of a Los Angeles shelter with his littermates. “I think Ollie has hit the jackpot,” the actress said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. — Read it at People Pets
Known as a Janus cat, the odds of survival are often stacked against felines born with diprosopia, a rare congenital condition that results in the duplication of the face. But this kitty — named Harvey Dent for the two-faced character in Batman — is doing well. His vet says that Harvey’s heart and lungs sound normal. The longest surviving Janus cat, Frank and Louie, set a world record in September when he turned 12. — Watch it at WWSB ABC-7
Remember Rally Squirrel? The rodent gained national fame when he crossed home plate during a 2011 playoff game at the St. Louis Cardinals’ Busch Stadium. Well, the mischievous squirrel has now been immortalized with a rookie baseball card. — Read it at Beckett News
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