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Sock Trivia

Extra Wide Socks Trivia

Discover Fascinating Sock Trivia with the Extra Wide Sock Company:

  • The journey of socks began around 300AD, with the oldest pair discovered near Egypt's Nile.
  • In the 8th Century, Barbarians sported vivid socks as they traversed Europe, making a bold statement.
  • Throughout the Medieval era, socks were a mark of the elite, cherished by royalty as prized gifts.
  • Crafting a single adult-sized pair of socks requires a staggering 400 yards of yarn.
  • Footwear-related issues are four times more common among women than men.
  • The human foot is a marvel of engineering, comprising 28 bones, 33 joints, and over 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
  • Feet are equipped with 250,000 sweat glands, capable of producing up to one pint of sweat daily.
  • A day's worth of walking subjects your feet to forces totaling hundreds of tons, akin to the load of a fully loaded cement truck.
  • The concept of shoe sizes traces back to England, 1324, when King Edward II proclaimed the diameter of a barley corn as the standard measurement, a method still in use.
  • By age 12, children's feet reach approximately 90% of their adult size.
  • The record for the largest foot size today is 28.5.
  • Robert P. Wadlow, the tallest man on record, wore size 37AA shoes.

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