You’ve likely seen the sweaty boob of a cashier at the aisles of a store. However, the sexy language behind “No Sweaty Boob or Sock Money” offers a humorous and clever explanation. The phrase actually refers a short stocking. And the verb “sock away” refers to putting money into the stocking.
The Victorian Age saw the first toys for stuffed animals and they’ve been a symbol of American pop culture for more than 100 years. Sock monkeys are made from a pair of socks, and are often made into animals. They can be worn on the feet or hung from strings. These toys are very popular with children and adults of all ages. There are even socks that sing!
The official state animal in Illinois is the sock monkey. The sock monkey was made popular by John Nelson in 1857, when he accidentally adopted two monkeys from an antique market. The name of the sock monkey was changed to fit into an exhibit devoted to stuffed monkeys. Since then, the museum is now open to the public. The gift shop and the museum are open throughout winter. They will close on April 15th. The museum has more than 21,000 sock monkeys. The museum is free to enter and a portion of profits will go to Chimp Sanctuary Northwest.
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