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The laundry machine ate my sock

Jelle Klap
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For the life of me I can't figure out where it went.
I now have an unpaired sock.
So, sock puppet?

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Paul Clapham
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Google keywords: washing machine lost socks

Hopeful-looking results:

How to Find Lost Socks in Washing Machines

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The Lost Sock Fallacy

The Island of Lost Socks
Jelle Klap
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Interesting.
I haven't yet narrowed down the culprit, could be the washing machine, could be the dryer.
Leaning towards the washing machine though. Looks shifty. Got 'em both locked up now.
Anyone got a flashlight I can borrow? Can't start an interrogation without a flashlight...
Jelle Klap
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The Lost Sock Fallacy got me thinking "maybe I'm focussing too much on the usual suspects" (no not the movie).
Then it hit me: the clothes basket. Then after I regained consciousness I looked through it, and sure enough there it was, hiding all along.
I guess we can marked this one resolved, with apologies to my washing machine and dryer.
Christophe Verré
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So you're not going to celebrate the Lost Sock Memorial Day ?


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Deepak Bala
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Jelle Klap wrote:The Lost Sock Fallacy got me thinking "maybe I'm focussing too much on the usual suspects" (no not the movie).
Then it hit me: the clothes basket. Then after I regained consciousness I looked through it, and sure enough there it was, hiding all along.
I guess we can marked this one resolved, with apologies to my washing machine and dryer.


In other news police arrested a man yelling at his washing machine and dryer while holding a flashlight. Although the man appears to have passed a breathalyzer test, police still detained him. 'I think he is a lunatic' said one of the police officers. 'He was only wearing one sock !'


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Pat Farrell
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Joined: Aug 11, 2007
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I always knew that the Gods of the Washing Machine were simply taking their required tribute.

My solution was simple, buy four or more pairs of identical socks at once. Then, when one is eaten by the Gods, you won't notice.
Wouter Oet
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Jelle Klap wrote:Then it hit me: the clothes basket. Then after I regained consciousness
haha subtle


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Jelle Klap
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Christophe Verré wrote:So you're not going to celebrate the Lost Sock Memorial Day ?


Of course! Even though everything worked out this time, it's always appropriate to stop and take a minute to remeber the ones that didn't make it back. They are the real heroes after all.
Bob Reardon
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A friend from college had a theory. He would change the wiring on the motor that turns the dryer so it would spin in the opposite direction. That would "reverse the stream" so all of the lost socks would appear in his dryer. I don't know if he actually got it working.
 
 
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