We mentioned in a previous post how smelly socks could help prevent malaria. Well, now they can be designed a certain way to cure athletes foot. The special socks are made with copper oxide which is an anti-fungal agent. Cupron, Inc. donated these special copper socks to the Chilean miners who were trapped back in 2010. The miners had developed numerous skin problems while exposed to the bad conditions underground including itchy and dry feet. Thirteen out of the fourteen miners who wore the socks noticed an improvement and said their condition disappeared after wearing them. It is not proven if the socks really did in fact cure their condition as the miners could not be evaluated while trapped. The study is also based on what they remember which may or may not be completely accurate.
Although more studies are needed to find out if these socks can indeed cure fungal conditions, I find that socks in general can be a life changing item to have on hand. You never know what they can do. Stay tuned for more sock news in the future!
If you want to read the full report find it on foxnews.com.
The economy isn’t exactly at its peak right now and jobs aren’t the easiest to find. But when you do get an interview, don’t forget to check your socks before walking out that door. They may not seem all that important, but they could make more of a statement than you wish.
1. Make sure they are the appropriate socks for the interview, professional and a dark shade. Bright yellow may seem cheerful, but it isn’t the smartest choice.
2. Avoid getting dressed in the dark unless you want to run the risk of picking out two socks that are two different colors. And no, navy blue and faded black are not technically the same color.
3. And lastly, actually wear socks. You may be in a rush to be there on time, but forgetting your socks may lead you to do some crazy things. One job seeker colored his ankles with a marker when he realized he forgot his socks. I think the interviewer may have forgotten to give him that job.
So take your socks a little more seriously and you may end up nailing that job interview. And when you finally do get that job, no need to send us a thank you letter. Just order some more socks for your new job and we’ll get the memo.
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We understand you may shop our competition when looking for socks, but give us a chance to convince you why we are better. Comparing prices and products may be easier now that you can browse the internet, but it still takes time that could be spent doing other things. So allow us to show you what we have to offer compared to a website we found called blacksocks.com. We will refer to them as BS.
1. Better prices
BS sells ten pairs of their socks for a steep $100. Compare that to our price of $24.99 for one dozen (that’s two extra pairs for $75 less). They may pitch that their sock is fancier, but is it really worth all that extra money? Socks don’t need to be made out of gold, they just need to serve their purpose, and that is exactly what our socks do.
BS ships their socks from Europe, so if you are located in the United States like us, it could take up to two weeks to receive your new socks. If you buy from us, you should receive your order in approximately a week or less, depending on your location. BS may not add an extra fee for shipping, but that is only because it is already included in their high prices. Our shipping costs are much more reasonable.
3. More variety
We not only offer men’s socks, but we also have socks for women and children. On the contrary, BS only sells socks for men. They also don’t sell white socks or socks in bigger quantities. On our site, you can add twelve dozen pairs to your cart in one click whereas the biggest pack BS sells is ten pairs.
If this list doesn’t convince you to choose Black and White Socks, I’m not sure what will. I do hope that you decide to buy from us because it may be embarrassing if others found out you got sucked into BS, blacksocks.com that is.
Don’t take our word for it, go ahead and compare prices. We trust you will come back to us. Blacksocks.com
Being a sock may seem like a life of glamour, but it is so much more than a life full of soft material and cozy sock drawers. You may think that living in a drawer among all of the soft, cozy socks would be an ideal setting, but you are oh so wrong.
First of all, living in a drawer can be an experience that could potentially scar one for life. Are you afraid of the dark? Well if you’re a sock and you are afraid of the dark, you’re in trouble. Think about it; when you open your sock drawer, your eyes are embraced by a flow of colors and fabrics, but what happens when you close the drawer? That’s right, the socks are overcast by a ray of darkness, and Mr. Sock cannot find his wife, Mrs. Sock. Sock Jr. is afraid of the dark and is panicking. There is mass chaos in the sock drawer! The once peaceful drawer is now wild, all because of darkness.
Darkness I could deal with, but I’m not so sure about the abuse. Yes, socks are highly abused. How would you like being tossed into a washing machine and being thrown around? Socks are worn down, and they become tattered from the mistreatment they undergo during the spin cycle.
Now we need to take into consideration where the socks are when they are not being held captive in an uncomfortable, gloomy drawer, and when they are not being abused in the washing machine. When the socks are on you’re foot, you cannot even imagine what a sock’s nose has to go through. When it is in sitting your shoe, which is fuming with odors that could make you nauseous, it is suffering more than you can imagine. How would you like to sit on a foot, inside a shoe for 10 hours a day? That is not too appealing.
Although you thought you knew that being a sock didn’t seem so bad, you now know how wrong you were. Unlike you, socks have to endure the curse of darkness for most of their lives. They are also abused weekly during their wash and dry, and they also have to deal with the stench of your reeking feet, no offence. So maybe being human isn’t too bad, after all, you have the gift of sun, and air deodorizers.