If you’ve been to a store and noticed a cashier’s sweaty boob, you’re aware of how uncomfortable that is. The flirty lingo that goes with “No Sweaty Boob or Sock Money” however, has a clever and funny explanation. The phrase actually refers to an unintentional stocking. The verb “sock away” refers to the act of putting money in a stocking.
The concept of a stuffed monkey came from the Victorian Age, and the sock monkey has been a symbol of American pop culture for more than 100 years. Sock monkeys are made from a pair of socks and are often shaped into animals. They can be worn on the feet or hang from a string. These funky toys are popular with children and adults of all different ages. There are even singing sock monkeys!
The sock monkey is the official state animal of Illinois. The sock monkey was first made popular by John Nelson in 1857, when he accidentally adopted two monkeys from an antique market. The name of the sock monkey was changed to be suitable for the museum that was dedicated to monkeys that were stuffed. Since then, the museum is now open to the public. The gift shop and museum are open throughout the winter months and will be complete by the 15th of April. Visitors can look at over two thousand sock monkeys inside the museum. Admission is free, and a percentage of the proceeds go to Chimp Sanctuary Northwest.
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