Sock Money – An Overview

If you’ve ever been to the store and noticed the cashier’s sweaty boob you’re aware of how uncomfortable it is. The flirty lingo that goes with “No Sweaty Boob or Sock Money” however, offers a funny and clever explanation. The phrase actually refers an unintentional stocking. The word “sock away,” refers to putting money into a stocking.

The idea of a stuffed monkey originated from the Victorian Age, and the sock monkey has been an icon of American pop culture for nearly a century. Sock monkeys are made from a pair of socks and are usually shaped into animals. They can be worn on the feet or hung from strings. These funky toys are incredibly loved by kids and adults of all different ages. Sock monkeys can sing too!

The sock monkey is the official state animal of Illinois. John Nelson, who accidentally adopted two monkeys from an antique market in 1857 was the first person to make the sock monkey a hit. The name of the sock monkey was later adapted for a stuffed monkey museum. The museum has been open to the public since then. The museum and gift shop are currently open during winter. They will be closed by April 15. The museum has more than 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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