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Ethereal socks

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Having hot feet can be very uncomfortable.

Diethyl ether is a relatively inexpensive volatile organic compound.

These new socks from BorgCo have a sweat-absorbing inner layer, an impermeable layer, and a capillary outer layer.

The control system maintains the outer layer in a state of saturation; since the boiling point of ether is 34.6 C, liquid will continuously boil away, efficiently cooling* the wearer's feet.

Also available in the same product area are the new BorgCo automatic fast-acting sock extinguishers.

*Unless, of course, the ether ignites.

8th of 7, Mar 19 2017


       Is there a word for having feet that don't sweat?
I swear I can wear a pair of shoes or work-boots for months and they still smell like new.
Weird eh?

       I'm sure that Etherial socks will be a fine temporary relief for ordinary mortals or hegemonizing swarms.   

       Hmm, at last it becomes clear...Kim Jong Nam was wearing the prototypes...
not_morrison_rm, Mar 20 2017

       thethe thound really cool!
pashute, Mar 20 2017

       // Kim Jong Nam was wearing the prototypes... //   

       Actually, he was modelling a pair of our new range of varifocal sunglasses ... didn't end well.
8th of 7, Mar 20 2017

       Reminds me of an interview I heard with some people who visited a cave which was deep underground and about 40°C. The problem they found was that sweating didn't cool them at all - instead, because they were the coolest thing in the cave, 40°C water vapour from the air would condense on them and heat them up.
hippo, Mar 22 2017

       Having frequently spilled ether on bare skin, I can tell you that it is more likely to give you frostbite than make your feet comfortable.   

       Also, since when do Borg have feet? I assumed you were just little sugar-cubes milling around in that big cube. Have I been misunderinformed?
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 22 2017

       But if the coolant leaks, the socks could still knock you out if you smell them.
Size_Mick, Mar 23 2017

       <sp> ethereal?
bungston, Mar 24 2017

       Because they use real ether ...
8th of 7, Mar 24 2017

       Ethernet stockings ? Kinky ...
8th of 7, Mar 24 2017

       Hmm, would work best as chiropodist robbing scheme. You take off your shoes, the ether overcomes the chiropodist and you get to work on the petty cash box undisturbed....
not_morrison_rm, Mar 24 2017


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