National Peanut Day Fun Facts

September 13, 2021

Every year, on September 13th, we like to spread a little knowledge (and love) for National Peanut Day!

Fun Facts about Peanuts:

There are 4 U.S. states with cities named named Peanut: California, Pennsylvania, Tennessee; and West Virginia. Actually, Pennsylvania has 3 cities – Upper Peanut, Lower Peanut, and Peanut!

There are four different types of peanuts – Runner, Virginia, Spanish and Valencia.

Peanuts aren’t actual nuts, they’re legumes!

Colin Jackson holds the Guinness World Record for throwing a peanut the farthest. His record-breaking throw was 124 ft 4 inches.

94% of U.S. homes use peanut products regularly.

In 1961, one lucky peanut became an “Astro-nut” when Alan Shepherd took one with him on his Apollo 14 mission. Read more here!

Each year, Americans eats enough peanut butter to coat the floor of the Grand Canyon. Conversely, the average European eats 1 tbsp. of peanut butter a year (they are seriously missing out)!

Peanut shells can be used to make fire kindling, logs, compost, and packing materials!

The term “peanut gallery” comes from Vaudeville theaters in the 1800s, when people sitting in the “cheap seats” (either the very back or very front rows) would heckle the performers and throw peanuts to show their displeasure with the performance.

The fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth is called Arachibutyrophobia. Dogs of the world do not suffer from this fear.

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