These fun men's office socks celebrate the rebellious life of Roger Bacon (c.1220 – c. 1292), the English friar who discovered light and refraction.
His investigations, at odds with his religious duties, led to his imprisonment. He persevered with his experiments in utmost secrecy, racking up a million words. Four centuries later, Isaac Newton capitalised on Bacon’s works, with revolutionary impact.
These fun men's office socks celebrate the rebellious life of Eddie Chapman, a.k.a., Agent Zigzag (1914-1997), who went from unruly criminal to unsung war-hero.
From his Jersey prison cell, Chapman duped the Nazis occupiers into parachuting him back onto English soil by presenting himself as a German spy. Yet, on landing, he sauntered into MI6 and became Britain’s most remarkable double-agent.
Through feeding misinformation back to the Germans, Chapman successfully diverted bombs away from London, saving many British lives.
This was achieved whilst playing out the most unconventional and chaotic personal life which entailed balancing two fiancées on either side of the war and rearing his beloved pet pig, Bobby.
These fun men's office socks celebrate the adventurous mission of Annie Taylor, the Queen of Mist, who chose her 63rd birthday to become the first person to plunge over the Niagara Falls in a barrel.
On 24th October 1901, the plucky pensioner clambered into her barrel, accompanied only by a lucky heart-shaped pillow, and braced herself for the journey of a lifetime.
The Queen of Mist flew off the edge of the roaring waterfall and plummeted into the waters below. Remarkably, she achieved her extraordinary exploit and was left surprisingly unscathed.
The droplets on your socks celebrate the boundary-breaking fearlessness of this unconventional daredevil who knew that nothing was impossible.
These fun men's office socks celebrate the life of Denise Austin (unknown-1997), the Irish zoo worker.
During the Second World War, the government ordered the death of Belfast zoo’s animals in case the Blitz led to their escape.
Austin defied this instruction and hid Sheila, a baby elephant, at her home. Although Sheila ventured out on evening walks, her existence was largely unknown until she chased a neighbour’s dog through a fence and into their kitchen.
While Austin had to return Sheila to the zoo, she had saved her beloved elephant who outlived the war!