We’ve already revealed how pink socks saved a girl’s life this week, but it has emerged that one family in America has kept a pair of men’s socks in the family for over 60 years because they are believed to be lucky.
At a ceremony to commemorate servicemen in the Merchant Marines during World War II, Paul Doell revealed how his father Raymond came to believe his socks were charms – because he was wearing them when he survived three ships sinking due to German attacks.
"The second time he was running down the burning deck with his socks on fire before he was able to jump into the water," the brave man’s son told the Lehigh Valley News.
The charred black socks were kept as a memento. And we know you’re now dying to make like the Kings of Leon (sort of) and sing: "oooh, your socks are on fire…"
Mercifully, there’s not much chance of being torpedoed by German U-boats these days, but if your man is going to be doing a lot or running about, why not buy him Calvin Klein’s Men’s Coolmax Socks from MyTights.com?
They will wick away moisture and have a cushioned sole – just don’t let him set them ablaze…