If you found your socks often go missing, this could be why. A photo that’s going viral on Twitter may reveal what actually happens to socks that disappear in the laundry — and hungry washing machines are the culprit. Is this where the sock monster lives?! This photo solves the mystery of where missing socks go.
There’s a secret compartment in your dryer which eats your lost socks
TURNS out you’re not going mad, and that there is in fact a secret compartment in your tumble dryer which eats your lost socks.
Is this where the sock monster lives?!
A photo that’s going viral on Twitter may reveal what actually happens to socks that disappear in the laundry — and hungry washing machines are the culprit.
Twitter user Sarah Rose posted this photo of a washing machine overflowing with socks from its bottom compartment.
This was a commercial washing machine in the laundry room of a mobile home park, according to Cathy Hinz, who originally posted the photo on Bored Panda.
Baffled sock owners have been claiming their tumble dryer gobbles odd socks for years, but it’s been dismissed as a popular urban myth.
But, if your appliance has a panel at the bottom, you may be about to be proven right.
Taking to Bored Panda, property manager Cathy Hinz revealed her husband had taken apart a washer dryer which wasn’t working properly in the laundry room of one their blocks of flats.
He started with the bottom panel, which was absolutely stuffed full of odd socks — and even a credit card.
Cathy wrote: “To his shock, this is what he found. Socks, underwear, a credit card … and that is just what was in the bottom of the machine.
“So next time you are missing socks, just remember! That washing machine might just be hungry!”
Of course, home appliances aren’t always to blame for missing socks.
Socks can fall between or behind your washer or dryer, or you can lose the sock before it reaches the laundry room.
As for how socks vanish before they reach the laundry room? That one will remain a mystery for the ages.