You’ve probably seen the sweaty boob of a cashier in the aisles of a store. The sexy lingo behind “No Sweaty Boob or Sock Money” however, has a clever and funny explanation. This term refers to an unintentional stocking. The word “sock away,” refers to putting money into a stocking.
The concept of a stuffed animal came from the Victorian Age, and the sock monkey has been a staple of American popular culture for over a century. Sock monkeys are constructed of a pair socks and often transformed into animals. They’re made to be worn on the feet or to hang from strings. These fun toys are loved by kids and adults of all 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 marketplace in 1857 was the first person to make the sock monkey popular. The name of the sock monkey was later adopted for the creation of a museum for stuffed animals. Since then, the museum has opened its doors to the public. The gift shop and museum are open throughout the winter and will be complete by April 15. Visitors can see more than two thousand sock monkeys at the museum. Admission is free, and a portion of the profits go to Chimp Sanctuary Northwest.
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