Friday, August 5, 2011

The earth is full


FelixAndAva said...

I totally sympathize with Sariah. I honestly believe my laundry breeds in the hamper.

Kevin Beckstrom said...

Except for the socks, which go AWOL.

FelixAndAva said...

Here’s one explanation for the vanishing sock problem (this also explains proliferation of wire hangers):

Bear’s Law(tm):

They (hangers) are transmuted matter comprised of the socks you lose when you come home from the laundromat with an odd number, having taken only pairs to said establishment.

In the presence of certain catalysts which occur in detergent, the unstable leftsock/anti-leftsock pair interacts, resulting in the decay
of one of the component socks into hanger emission. When hanger
emission is slowed by a closet chamber of adequate density and
thickness, it is transformed into a wire hanger.

This process can take place over large distances, and the hangers in your closet were not necessarily generated by your own socks.

Author Sandra Felton postulates an intermediate larval stage in the form of paper clips.

Kevin Beckstrom said...

I saw an article yesterday that would seem to back up that theory: