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Tue 9th May, 2017 will be...

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9th May each year

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We don’t know where they go, but we know they’re always disappearing there. Is there some kind of vortex created within the whirl of hot air and tumbling wet clothes that exists within the drier? Or perhaps within the washer there is some form of strange kraken like creature that exists that eats them, and only the left one. Whatever the case, it is an inevitable fact of life that somewhere out there exists an ever growing pile of missing left socks, and Lost Sock Memorial Day is your opportunity to mourn your dearly departed foot warmers, wherever they may be.

History of Lost Sock Memorial Day
History? There needs to be a history? If so the history stretches back through the history of knitted footwear through every culture and nation until it finally disappears at that most glorious (and yet soon to be vexing) moment when the first pair of socks was created. The first Lost Sock Memorial Day was held two days later when Og failed to find the sock his cavemother-in-law knitted for him, doubtless it had been eaten by a mammoth.

Socks have that unique trait amongst all our adornments that they are rendered utterly useless without their companion. Not only would you look ridiculous wearing only a single sock, but your other foot would be cold! So lost socks are a serious problem! The concept of the ‘lost sock’ is so ubiquitous that in Terry Pratchett’s Disc World series of novels, a creature called the Eater of Socks was birthed into existence as a result of an excess of belief rolling around. Comics have been made illustrating the missing sock monster, illustrating them eating, hoarding, and even wearing all the socks lost throughout the world. Lost Sock Memorial Day is a chance to spend some time in contemplation as to the ultimate destination of the worlds missing socks.

Comics have been made illustrating the missing sock monster, illustrating them eating, hoarding, and even wearing all the socks lost throughout the world. Lost Sock Memorial Day is a chance to spend some time in contemplation as to the ultimate destination of the worlds missing socks.

Celebrating Lost Sock Memorial Day
Well first you can sit down and come up with some wild conjectures as to what happens to your socks at the end of the day. Then you can start coming up with ways to prevent this from ever being a problem again, just like this mom did! There’s no reason to just sit down and take it when your socks go missing, fight back with clever ideas and technology! However, we don’t suggest folding them together when washing them, that just winds up with still dirty socks.

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