It’s that time of the month again! It’s time to open your sock of the month from The sock club, and it’s just as exciting as ever. Every month, you get four pairs of unique socks with patterns and colors you can only find at The sock club. The best part? They keep getting better every month! You’re going to love this month’s sock, because we have 8 Random, Fun, and Useless Facts About Socks in our October sock of the month!
1) Insane History
There are socks for men, socks for women, and even socks for kids. But have you ever heard about socks with a fun history? There are many different types of cool colorful ankle socks that have their own odd history behind them. The first documented use of this type of sock was in Egypt when Pharaoh Amenhotep III used to wear them on his feet to help keep his toes warm. In Japan during WWII, it was against the law for men to wear colored dress socks as it was considered a Western influence.
2) Interesting Stats
Socks are among the oldest human inventions. They have been around for over 5000 years. The Romans thought socks were so important that they issued specific instructions on how to put on their socks in order to prevent fungi from growing between toes. One of the most popular places for a sock is on your foot! During World War I it was illegal for soldiers to wear colored socks. That is because if you had dark colored socks it would be easier for snipers to spot you. There are many different styles of socks that you can wear as part of a uniform such as dress, casual, or athletic socks. Some socks will have reinforced toes while others may have reinforced heels or elasticized cuffs that can help keep them up without slipping down your legs or bunching up around your feet.
3) Inspiring Quotes
One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it is worth watching.
-Unknown -Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
4) Cool Trivia
*Socks have been around for a long time--the ancient Egyptians wore socks made from woven rushes back in 3100 BC! *Socks can come in all sorts of colors--anything from dark blue to shocking pink, so you'll never have to worry about matching them with your outfit. *Some people wear two pairs at a time on their feet--it might sound like overkill, but it can actually help keep your feet warm. *If you're looking for an awesome gift for someone who likes fun socks, try getting them a sock subscription so they get a new pair every month! And if they don't have any favorite colors yet, go with our sock of the month club and they'll get eight pairs that way.
5) Creative Uses for Socks
Socks are one of those things you don't really think about until they go missing. What can you do with socks besides wear them on your feet? You can use them as a cleaning tool in some cases. You can also use socks to make a headband if you need extra warmth on your head. A lot of people even like to knit with socks! The possibilities are endless when it comes to this humble garment. Learn more about these creative uses for socks below.
6) Fun Activities and Games With Socks
There are many activities you can do with socks. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
-Pantyhose + socks = crazy color dress socks! Use some pantyhose, some old socks, and some fabric dye to make some crazy colorful dress socks. (This is a fun activity for kids!)
-Sock hop contests! If you have enough people in your family or friend group, try holding a sock hop contest. Put an age range on it so that different age groups can compete against each other. This can be really fun! You could also have categories for best toddler sock dance moves or best overall dance moves. It'll really get people going!
-Sock puppet show!
7) Other Uses For Unused Newborn Baby Shoes
1. Use an old sock to polish your car headlights
2. Put a sock over your hand and use it as a glove when you're cold outside
3. Get them wet with water then freeze them overnight for cold ice packs
4. Cut up an old pair to use as dusting rags around the house or office
5. Put one on your hand to stop paint from drying too quickly while painting a wall
6. Use them to absorb spills on car mats or leather seats
7. Wring one out in hot water before taking a bath so that you have something soft to step onto
8) Awesome Nifty Things You Can Do With Everyday Items (such as socks!)
#1. You can use them to polish your shoes!
#2. They can be used to make a cute neck warmer! #3. Or you could turn them into a really cool phone case! #4. You can also use them as a little shoe bag for when you travel! #5. They can be a fun way to wrap up your Christmas presents this year! #6. But they're not just for winter, they're great in summer too - you could use them as an ice pack or put one in the freezer and pop it on your neck to cool down! And finally...#7. You could even wear them on your hands if you have an important presentation coming up and want to keep warm!