Sock monsters to blame for missing hosiery?

Published: 05th June 2009

Sock monsters to blame for missing hosiery?
Neil Campbell has a problem: there may be a sock monster taking single pieces of hosiery from him when his back is turned and the washing machine is doing its thing.

The writer for the Minden Times in Ontario even suggested there be an agency of a Toronto Stock Exchange to set up a dating service of sorts for the rapidly-increasing number of orphan socks which plague his drawers.

Mr Campbell explained that sock marriages start off well enough, bonded by cellophane and plastic clips and sometimes even treated to a rigid cardboard link.

He postulated: "But strip away their fancy packaging and put them on human feet and suddenly the magic is gone. The Spandex-blended hearts that once beat as one drift further apart with each footstep."

A piece for Associated Content said that odd socks can come in handy for soothing aches and pains, with the resource explaining that by filling one with dry rice and putting it in a microwave, it can retain heat and be applied to areas which would otherwise be uncomfortable.

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