If you’ve been to the store and noticed a cashier’s sweaty boob, you know how uncomfortable it is. The flirty lingo that goes with “No Sweaty Boob or Sock Money”, however, has a clever and funny explanation. This phrase refers to a short stocking. 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 an emblem of American pop culture for over an entire century. Sock monkeys are made of a pair of socks and are often shaped into animals. They are designed to be worn with feet or to hang on strings. These toys are extremely popular with both children and adults of all different ages. Sock monkeys can even sing!
The official state animal of Illinois is the sock monkey. John Nelson, who accidentally adopted two monkeys from an antique market in 1857, was the first to popularize the sock monkey. The name of the sock monkey was changed to fit into an exhibit devoted to monkeys that were stuffed. The museum is open to the public since then. The gift shop and museum are open since the winter and will be completed on April 15th. The museum has more than 21,000 sock monkeys. Admission is free, and a portion of the profits go to Chimp Sanctuary Northwest.
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