If you’ve ever been to a 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, is a clever and humorous explanation. This phrase refers to the short stocking. The verb “sock away,” refers to putting money into an account in a stocking.
The idea of a stuffed monkey came from the Victorian Age, and the sock monkey has been an icon of American pop culture for nearly a century. Sock monkeys are constructed from a pair of socks, and are often made into animals. They can be worn on feet or to hang from strings. These funky toys are incredibly loved by kids and adults of all age groups. Sock monkeys are even able to sing!
The sock monkey is the official state animal of Illinois. The sock monkey was made popular by John Nelson in 1857, when he accidentally adopted two monkeys from an antique market. The sock monkey’s name was later changed to a stuffed monkey museum. The museum has been open to the public since then. The gift shop and museum are open throughout the winter season. They will be closed on April 15th. The museum has more than 21,000 sock monkeys. Admission is free, and a portion of the proceeds go to Chimp Sanctuary Northwest.
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