Also known as pig nuts for some reason

The “cool hard plastic toys 1940s 1950s 1960s” page on Facebook is toying with simians again.

monkeynuts
Friction powered monkey nuts* clown, apparently sanctioned by the Olympics. Do you think the clown’s nose really moves back and forth as shown on the box? Normally I would say that was just artistic license, but it does appear that a strong breeze has spirited the clown’s pointy hat away.

*What’s a monkey nut, you say? I had to look that one up myself. It’s a peanut with its shell still on – a nut that monkeys eat. Is Mr. Peanut nervous around monkeys, I wonder? Mr. Peanut is definitely a monkey nut.
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