In Monsters Inc., when they point at the White Sock and shout β€œ23-19!”, the 23rd and 19th letter of the alphabet are WS (the initials of White Sock). tyla.com/entertaining/tv-…
Today I learned of Alexander of Abonoteichus, a roman era cult leader who made people believe a sock-puppet was a snake-god. He was so influential even the emperor joined his cult, and the few sceptics who opposed him were christians, epicureans and writer Lucian of Samosata, who tried to expose him as a fraud en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ale…
Many female workers at RavensbrΓΌck concentration were forced to produce army uniforms for the Nazis. They deliberately sabotaged them. An example of this is that they made the heels of socks too narrow or defective. This gave soldiers painful blisters on their feet. repository.canterbury.ac.…
The longest-running children's TV show in the world Blue Peter held a poll to determine the name of their next pet. The winner was 'Cookie'. Despite this, the staff named their new cat 'Socks'. They ended up having to bring in a second cat called 'Cookie' due to the controversy this caused. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu…
The earliest evidence of wearing socks and sandals is documented at the archaeological site between Dishforth and Leeming in North Yorkshire, England. The discovery suggests that old Romans wore socks with sandals at least 2,000 years ago. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soc…
Astronaut Alan Shepard hit 2 golf balls on the moon's surface. On the Apollo 14 space mission Alan became the first and only person to play golf somewhere other than Earth. He created the club by smuggling a six-iron head onboard in a sock and attached it to a piece of rock-collecting gear. foxnews.com/science/golf-…
Several mosquito species have a proboscis that’s strong enough to make it through the tight weave of denim. There’s also lots of space between the threads that make up socks, and mosquitoes can easily suck blood through those spaces abchomeandcommercial.com/…
Einstein hated wearing socks. In a letter to his wife he said that the reason he stopped wearing them was because his big toe always ended up making a hole in them. bbc.com/future/article/20…
Official UGG boots are not supposed to be worn with socks. uggsince1974.com.au/blogs…
Today I learned of Elizabeth Lundy, the "grandmother of the Canadian Army". Starting in 1914, she knit 400 pairs of socks for Canadian soldiers serving overseas. niagarafallsmuseums.ca/di…
Today I learned about William Price, a Welsh doctor known for his nationalism, labor advocacy, nudism, and practice of Neo-Druidism. He believed his destiny was to liberate Wales from English rule, thought socks were unhygienic, and named two of his children Iesu Grist, which is Welsh for Jesus Christ. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
The First Person to Cycle Around the Globe, Thomas Stevens, did it on a Penny Farthing, Between 1884 and 1886, Packing only Socks, a Spare Shirt, a Revolver, and a Raincoat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Sock'em Boppers had to change their name in 2002 after being sued by Mattel for infringing on the name of "Rock'em Sock'em Robots" and are now known as Socker Boppers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soc…
Today I learned of the durian, an Asian fruit. Depending on their genetics, people perceive the fruit as either sweet and delicious, while others find is nauseating. One writer described it as smelling like "pig-shit, turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dur…
The earliest known surviving pair of socks were designed to be worn with sandals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soc…
Smelly socks are so effective at attracting mosquitos, that its use has been explored for mosquito control in places where malaria is prevalent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sme…
There is a type of socks specifically designed to be worn in cold weather with zori (the traditional Japanese variant of flip flops). They are called "tabi'. kusuyama.jp/blog/history/…
While in prison, Clyde Barrow (Bonnie and Clyde) tried to avoid hard labor by chopping off two of his toes with an axe. As a result, he drove his getaway cars wearing only socks because he couldn’t balance correctly on the pedals of a car when wearing shoes. This is why he died wearing socks. biography.com/news/bonnie…
The US Navy, knowing the New York Mafia’s influence over the fish market, enlisted a handful of mob bosses, including Joe β€œSocks” Lanza, to help track Nazi submarines trying to infiltrate the East Coast infamousnewyork.com/2013/…
An inventor trying to make a sock to prevent trench foot first produced modern water balloons. Having made a latex-coated sock and filling it with water to test for leaks, he found a rip and angrily threw it on his table. Pleased with the splash, he decided to market water balloons for children. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wat…
Lamb Chop, the sock puppet, has testified before Congress en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
There was a tradition in Norway, Denmark and the Faroe Islands where a girl would knit a "willy warmer" (also known as cock sock) to their boyfriends to see how seriously he took their relationship. If the gift was rejected, it was seen as evidence that he was not ready for marriage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Russian soldiers only recently starting wearing socks; until 2013, wrapping feet in squares of cloth - portyanki - was standard issue. theguardian.com/world/sho…
Some studies have shown that you are significantly more likely to orgasm if you wear socks during sex news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/healt…
The Russian army only adopted wearing socks as part of their uniform in 2008. Prior to that, soldiers were still issued footwraps, which were changed little since the 1690's. theglobeandmail.com/news/…
Socks are among the most needed items at homeless shelters, yet among the least-often donated. pointsoflight.org/blog/20…
The Russian Army finally switched to socks (from footwraps) in 2013. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo…
Serious mini golfers keep their balls in a sock tucked in their trousers to maintain temperature for smooth rolling bbc.co.uk/news/extra/zBjy…
Stephen Gough, also known as the 'Naked Rambler' walked the length of Great Britain wearing only boots, socks, a rucksack and sometimes a hat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
The younger son of US President Calvin Coolidge died from an infected blister he got playing tennis without wearing socks. theatlantic.com/magazine/…
The oldest known surviving pair of socks were designed to be worn with sandals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soc…
The Gartnavel General Hospital, the main receiving center for cases of the Ebola virus disease, credits the eradication of the disease to replacing every toilet in the facility with designated poo socks. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebo…
"Zettai Ryōki", a term used to refer to the visible skin between a skirt/shorts and overknee socks. It's literally translated as "absolute territory" and also has varying grades depending on the length of skirt/shorts and/or socks being worn. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zet…
A sick Great Dane was rushed to the emergency hospital. Unidentifiable foreign material showed up in his stomach on xray. Hours later, the surgeon reported removing 43-and-a-half socks from the dog's stomach, saving his life. nbcnews.com/news/weird-ne…
Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards was the 1st Olympic ski jumper for England in 52 years. He had no money, no coach, no team and only learned to ski jump 18 months earlier. He wore 6 pairs of socks inside his second hand boots, a helmet given to him by the Italians, and used skis from the Austrian team. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
The Japanese word "Zettai ryōiki" refers to the area of bare skin in the gap between overknee socks and a miniskirt. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zet…
The female victims of Treblinka II Extermination Camp would be shaved bald before execution, and their hair was kept and subsequently made into socks for U-Boat crews. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tre…
George H.W Bush was a big fan of baseball, he even kept his first baseman’s glove in a drawer of his desk in the Oval Office. He oiled it regularly and often used it to concentrate, putting it on to sock his hand in while he was thinking. nytimes.com/2018/12/01/ob…
Today I learned of Sock City, where over 8 billion socks are made each year - meaning 1 out of every 3 socks comes from Sock City. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dat…
Russian soldiers do not wear socks - they wrap a piece of cloth around their feet. Socks will finally be introduced by the end of this year guardian.co.uk/world/shor…
Sock hops were named after the fact that you had to take off your shoes to protect the varnished cafeteria and gymnasium floors. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soc…
For 41 years, San Francisco has celebrated "St. Stupid's Day" with a Parade with stops at the traditional Stations Of Stupid for the rituals of the Sock Exchange, the Leap of Faith and a Penny Toss sf.funcheap.com/st-stupid…
Toilet wine is fermented fruit juice made from moldy bread, oranges, a ton of sugar; kept warm in showers with convicts; and then strained through a used sock. lamag.com/drinkrecipes/ho…
The acoustic era (1877 to 1925) gave rise to the expression "put a sock in it", which commemorates the common practice of placing a sock in the horn of the phonograph to muffle the sound for quieter listening. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
In a study that examined the difference in brain activity of women during real and faked orgasms, researchers inadvertantly discovered that test subjects reached orgasm 80% of the time while wearing socks versus 50% without. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/41113…
When the Portuguese introduced chili peppers to Japan in the 16th century, rather than being eaten they were commonly put into socks to keep toes warm. japantimes.co.jp/life/201…
Chris Farley was buried in red and green socks with the words "Ho-Ho-Ho" and Santa Claus on them. books.google.com/books?id…
There is a rare fiber called Cervelt that is produced by New Zealand red deer and is softer than cashmere. Only 20 grams of this fiber can be collected yearly per deer and it is used to make luxury socks that cost $1,500 a pair. azureazure.com/fashion/ce…
George S. Patton held a speech, so popular that it became known as "The Speech" where he justified his "chicken-shit drilling" by claiming "A man must be alert at all times. If not some German son-of-a-bitch will sneak up behind him and beat him to death with a sock full of shit." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
What a Pyrosome (often called a 'Sea Pickle') is; a collective mass of microbials, sometimes ranging in the hundreds of thousands known as 'Zooids' interlinking to form these underwater sea socks. youtube.com/watch?v=A3UUf…
Your vagina can fall out. Or, 'it can turn inside out just like a worn out sweat sock and hang between your legs as you get older' to be precise. psychologytoday.com/blog/…
Ancient Romans wore socks with sandals. telegraph.co.uk/science/s…
Today I learned about the erratic behaviour of Spirit Airlines Airbus A319-100 flight crew, who do not recall landing the plane. Smelling bad odours (dirty socks) on a plane may in fact be toxic oil fumes. avherald.com/h?article=4b…
When a Scottish man wears a kilt, he has a dagger tucked into one of his socks en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sgi…
The oldest surviving pair of cloth socks were found in Egypt were actually designed to wear with sandals. collections.vam.ac.uk/ite…
The Russian Army started wearing socks this year. theguardian.com/world/sho…
Putting socks on before underpants in the morning reduces chance of jock itch, as it is often caused by transfer of athlete's foot (tinea). drugs.com/cg/jock-itch-af…
Due to inactivity in Micro-gravity, skin cells on astronauts' feet flakes off. This means that when they take off socks, they have to do it slowly or it will all come off at once. youtube.com/watch?v=akw6X…
Sock sizing is simply the size of your foot in inches which is why it is unrelated to shoe sizing. sockdrawer.com/pages/sock…
The Russian Army only introduced socks in 2013, before that they used Footwraps (made from cloth) which were used for tasks requiring heavy boots. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo…
Johnny Knoxville permanently damaged his penis by breaking it doing a backflip on a motorcycle. He has described it as "like a dog's chew toy" and "like a sock that's lost its elasticity." vanityfair.com/online/osc…
In the 1950s, it was fashionable for men who wore shorts to wear knee high socks, often in colorful argyle styles. Between the long Bermuda shorts and the knee high socks, usually only the knee remained uncovered. vintagedancer.com/1950s/m…
A Michigan man sold a backpack full of socks for $2,800 he presented as weed mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/…
69-Year-Old, Englishman Pete Mckenzie, known as β€˜Pete the Feet’ Hasn’t Worn Shoes or Socks in Almost 50 Years. He paints his toenails and is somewhat of a legend in Birmingham’s pubs. odditycentral.com/news/69…
The Wizard of Oz tornado was a big sock with wind and dirt thrown at it. washingtonpost.com/blogs/…
Toe wrestling is a sport involving two opponents who lock feet and attempt to pin the other's foot down. It is common courtesy for each player to remove the other player's shoes and socks. ripleys.com/weird-news/to…
Frontline soldiers in the Roman Republic may have worn socks in sandals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rom…
A small township in China produces 8 billion pairs of socks annually, accounting for a third of the world's sock production. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dat…
Today I learned of a store in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia called "Men's Black Socks". They sell precisely what you'd expect them to. mensblacksocks.org/
Astronauts change clothes in front of a filter inlet so all their skin particles get sucked against the filter instead of floating around the ISS. Socks are the worst with calluses falling off after a few months. youtube.com/watch?v=akw6X…
During World War 1, people were advised to use urine soaked socks as protection from chlorine gas attacks. firstworldwar.com/weaponr…
Actors in Hollywood movies wear "cock socks" during nude/sex scenes to prevent their junk from being seen or touched popbytes.com/archive/2011…
The earliest known surviving pair of cloth socks was designed for sandals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soc…
Portlanders are up in arms about tbe removal of the ugly blue carpet in the PDX airport. So much so that you can now buy socks, shirts, and even beer with the same pattern. katu.com/news/local/Trave…
Many hotels and subways in Southeast Asia have "no durian" signs due to the fruit's foul odor. It tastes like vanilla custard but its smell resembles "pig feces, turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock" books.google.ca/books?id=…
Today I learned of the French-Canadian wedding tradition "Dance of the Unwed Older Sibling." The married couple's unmarried older siblings must wear colorful socks and dance in front of everyone at the wedding as "punishment." ameriquefrancaise.org/en/…
We can say -- for a fact -- that 4th-century Egyptians did indeed wear socks with their sandals. (See description under first photo on the left.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soc…
Darrell Green, one of the fastest men in the history of the NFL, would stuff tootsie rolls in his socks before games, claiming that the candy made him run fast. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
Actor John Wayne wrote 3 checks for $10,000 apiece to segregationist George Wallace with a memo saying "Sock it to 'em, George" pbs.org/wgbh/amex/wallace…
The constant micro-trauma we put on our fingers like tapping, typing causes the fingernails to grow faster than the toenails, which are usually safely tucked in socks and shoes...this is also the reason why our nails grow at different rates.. todayifoundout.com/index.…
The Russian military only started wearing socks in 2007. Before that they’d just wrap pieces of cloth around their feet. atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2…
The Titan Arum, nicknamed the "Corpse Flower", is both one of the largest and odorous plants, reaching up to 3 meters high and smelling similar to a decomposing animal. Specific stenches released include limburger cheese, rotting fish, sweaty socks and mothballs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amo…
May 9th is LOST SOCK MEMORIAL DAY gone-ta-pott.com/lost_soc…
Apple sold 'iPod Socks', which came in a six-pack, were packaged like real socks and which according to Steve Jobs "...keep your iPod warm on cold days". They were sold for 8 years. macobserver.com/article/2…
Argyle socks & other clothing with the familiar diamond & line patterning on it like sweaters and leggings, are derived from the tartan (pattern) of Clan Campbell, of Argyll in western Scotland. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arg…
Evan Peters accidentally flashed Jessica Lange and Sarah Paulson, while wearing a cock sock, on the first day of shooting β€œAsylum.” huffingtonpost.com/2014/0…
A 2014 Freedom of Information Act request revealed that the FBI keeps a dictionary of "Twitter shorthand," including terms such as LMSO ("Laugh My Socks Off") and DYKNWIM ("Do You Know What I Mean?") washingtonpost.com/news/t…
The iconic red "mouth" of a Sock Monkey was actually implemented not as a mouth design but as a way of knowing if the sock itself was a legit brand or a knock off. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soc…
Survivors of the 1972 Andes plane crash resorted to eating human flesh and developed rules about what, how, and whom they would eat. For instance, they all refused to eat the lungs, skin, heads, and genitals and made warm insulated socks from human skin books.google.ca/books?id=…
The Russian Army only started wearing socks in 2013 atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2…
The phrase "to put a sock in it" originated from the early gramophone days where a sock was placed inside the horn to muffle the sound. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/His…
Darrell Green's pre-game rituals included eating and sticking Tootsie Rolls in his socks, claiming that it helped him run faster. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
One of Einstein's peculiar habits was to never wear socks. To Einstein, socks were a pain because they often would get holes in them. history1900s.about.com/od…
Prison wine is made by stuffing moldy bread into a sock thesneeze.com/mt-archives…
Many eastern European countries did not wear socks until the 21st century. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo…
In the Middle Ages socks were a sign of wealth and nobility en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/S…
Today I learned of "Socks" the Manchurian, meat-eating, South Pole pony. No other horse ever came as close to reaching the South Pole and he is the first recorded horse to have shared a meat-based meal with his master. mikaelstrandberg.com/2011…
The first component of Australian SAS training is to stand naked in front of a female while putting on your socks. youtu.be/KY08ZXSO1CI?t=4m…
49ers player Frank Gore was once fined $10,500 for wearing his socks too low during a game. profootballtalk.nbcsports…

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