You’ve probably seen a cashier’s sweaty boob in the store. The flirty lingo that goes with “No Sweaty Boob or Sock Money” however, is a clever and humorous explanation. The term actually refers to a short stocking. The word “sock away,” refers to putting money into a stocking.
The Victorian Age saw the first stuffed monkeys and they have been an emblem of American pop culture for almost an entire century. Sock monkeys are constructed from a pair of socks, and are often shaped into animals. They are designed to be worn with feet or to hang from strings. These funky toys are loved by kids and adults of all ages. You can even find sock monkeys that sing!
The sock monkey is the official state animal of Illinois. John Nelson, who accidentally adopted two monkeys from an antique marketplace in 1857 was the first person to popularize the sock monkey. The name of the sock monkey was changed to make it suitable for an exhibit devoted to stuffed monkeys. Since then, the museum is now open to the public. The gift shop and museum are open throughout the winter months. They will close by April 15. The museum houses over 21,000 sock monkeys. The museum is free to enter and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Chimp Sanctuary Northwest.
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