Philosockphy's sock of the month for January: 8 Random, Fun, and Useless Facts About Socks

The business of socks might not seem like it’s very exciting at first glance, but there’s actually quite a bit to talk about here. Who knew that woolen socks were made out of leftover hair from the sheep’s other coats? Or that frayed-edge socks date back to the 15th century? As the business of socks continues to grow, we need to ask ourselves where the industry is headed in the future...but first, let’s take a closer look at 8 random, fun, and useless facts about socks!

1) Why do we wear socks?

We wear socks because they keep our feet warm, provide cushioning against hard surfaces, hold our feet in shoes, reduce friction between skin and clothing as well as help absorb perspiration. There are many different types of socks available to meet your needs including dress socks that are great for special occasions or business attire. You can find a sock subscription to suit your needs with a range of styles from fun dress socks to fun men's ankle socks.

So there you have it! A collection of 13 random facts about socks that'll make you love them more than ever!

2) The history of socks

Socks have been around since ancient times. In fact, socks are one of the oldest garments worn by humans. Archaeologists have found wool socks in Egypt that date back to as early as 1,000 BC. Ancient Greeks wore sandals with wool socks on their feet, Romans would wear them too. Prior to World War II most people would wear cotton socks which were not very durable or comfortable. Most modern day cotton socks are more comfortable than ever before due to advancements in technology and materials.

Socks can be used for many purposes such as a gift or just for fun! This month's Philosockphy sock has some random facts about these items you might not know about!

3) How to make sock puppets

5) Improving your luck by wearing red underwear

4) How many people wear the same socks twice?

7) The lost sock conspiracy theory

8) Research on how wearing different color socks affects productivity at work

6) International Sock Day facts