I think you’ll go nuts over these Mr. Peanut fun facts!
* Antonio Gentile, a 14-year-old schoolboy, created Peanut Man.
In 1916 Planters Peanuts held a contest to create a company logo and Gentile won. He was awarded $15
* A commercial artist later added the monocle, spats and top hat
* The first ad starring Mr. Peanut appeared in a 1918 issue of the Saturday Evening Post
* Mr. Peanut is one of the most iconic advertising images of the 20th century.
His image appears on many collectibles including the 1939 World’s Fair bookmark shown here.