Peanuts are bizarrely useful things. They are also just bizarre things that ripen underground. Firstly, they are not nuts. Technically a type of Pea, so peanuts are a fruit. They also are weird in other ways, they have more protein than beef liver and more energy than pure sugar.
Also they are used in the manufacture of Dynamite.
So how are they useful? Cheese, milk, coffee, cosmetics, soap, plastic, ink, dyes and many more products can be made using in part, peanuts. The main ‘Peanut Man ‘was a man called George Washington Carver. He was a freed slave who lived through the end of the 18th Century and the beginning of the 19th. Over the course of his life his fascination with peanuts led him to discover 325 uses for peanuts. Pretty cool right? That list I gave before was nothing compared to what he found.
Even then more uses were found for the common Peanut. This last one though is not really a use, it is just very impressive.
If you put enough pressure on a peanut, it will become a diamond. a bona fide tiny little diamond. I want one!