Penguin

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Abbot Pederson was an ambitious salesman who worked for the Munsingwear undergarment factory in Minneapolis. On a trip to NYC in 1955, he found himself in front of a display of stuffed penguins in a taxidermist's window. Before he knew it, he had bought one of the penguins, named him Pete, and was soon enjoying cocktails with him on the flight home. During the flight, Pederson's enthusiasm got the better of him and Pete the Penguin's head was knocked off. A stewardess gently helped him remove his tie, then wrapped it around the penguin's neck. As she did so, she joked that such a lucky, dapper bird surely deserved to be immortalized, maybe even embroidered on a shirt similar to the one Abbot was wearing. Come check them out at Clearview.