Breakthrough in couple-research!

What sucks more than doing the laundry? Sorting and folding socks!!

Here’s the solution we’ve been waiting for:

"Sockification"

Until now we’ve seen great inventions in regards to washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, irons, … but we were left with the agonizing task of finding the right pairs of socks.  Researchers at UC Berkeley have invented the first sock sorting machine.  A Sockinator!

It can determine which socks go together, even the ones that are inside out. The result: Neatly paired socks … and one shiny dowel ; )

The robots are now up for general pre-order should anyone want one (priced well into the “if you have to ask” range, surely).  Before you check with Amazon or the Home Shopping Network, please consider the following:

The robot can only detect patterns that are programmed in its computer,  and it takes about 15 minutes per pair.

Now we only need a washing machine that doesn’t lose socks!

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2 Comments

  1. Posted September 1, 2010 at 12:46 am Permalink

    So it’s basically a really expensive way to put on condoms?

  2. Chaos
    Posted September 1, 2010 at 8:27 am Permalink

    Umm… I thought it could be used for other things …

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