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During National Peanut Month, glamour shots of the popular foodstuff are on display at a gallery in New York City. Lee Zalben, founder of Peanut Butter & Co., was challenged to concoct 365 sandwich recipes. He loved the way they tasted and wanted to share the way they looked. Teaming up with photographer Theresa Raffetto and food stylist Patty White, he created the portraits to show off his nutty muse.

Zalben especially enjoyed the collaboration on the cityscape of the honeycomb sandwich.

In addition to peanut butter, Julius Caesar's immortal last words inspired "Et Tu, PB"—a sandwich with anchovies.

President and managing director of the National Peanut Board Marie Fenn never eats peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. For her, the crusty bread and robust tomatoes make "You Say Tomato..." her favorite sandwich depiction. (Since tomatoes are technically fruit, swapping them in for jelly may be a natural choice.)

Check out a few of the celebrated sandwiches here or at the Nutropolitan.

A few nutty facts

Technically, peanuts are not actually "nuts" but rather legumes (but "pealegumes" isn't nearly as catchy).

A peanut has boldly gone where no snack food had gone before thanks to astronaut Alan B. Shepard, who brought a peanut with him to the moon on the Apollo 14 mission.

Do you suffer from "Arachibutryophobia"? It's the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.

Peanuts also have a presidential pedigree—both Thomas Jefferson and Jimmy Carter were peanut farmers.

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Everyone could use a better night's rest. The CDC says that only 66 percent of American adults get as much sleep as they should, so if you're spending plenty of time in bed but mostly tossing and turning (or trying to block out your partner's snores), it may be time to smarten up your sleep accessories. As TechCrunch reports, the ZEEQ Smart Pillow improves your sleeping schedule in a multitude of ways, whether you're looking to quiet your snores or need a soothing lullaby to rock you to sleep.

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