5 Fun Facts About Socks

15 Mar

1. China is responsible for approximately 40% of global sock production.

2. The word socks is derived from the Latin soccus, a loose-fitting slipper worn by Roman comic actors.

3. The human body can lose over half a liter of sweat per day through the feet alone.

4. The design on the side or ankle of a sock is known as a clock.

5. Some of the first socks – worn in Ancient Greece – were nothing more than animal skins wrapped around the ankles.

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