Original Penguin Coupons In 1955, an aspiring sales representative named Abbot Pederson made a trip to NYC on a business trip for the Munsingwear mark. With time to kill before a flight home, he chose to fly into a neighborhood bar for a couple of bourbons. Much to his dismay, his subsequent stages would falter into history. Going astray down a Manhattan road, he strangely wound up outside a taxidermist's shop. Choosing he required a drinking pal for the flight, he purchased a penguin and named him Pete. Sooner or later amid the flight, and after another mixed drink or three, he coincidentally thumped the take off Pete the Penguin.