From bobby pins to loose change, there are certain things that always seem to inexplicably disappear.
But a couple who work as property managers have busted open the myth about disappearing laundry after they discovered dozens of socks, underwear and even a credit card trapped inside a broken washing machine.
Speaking to Bored Panda, Cathy Hinz from California who manages a manufactured home park, revealed that her husband made the discovery after he decided to try and fix a washing machine that ‘was just not working properly’.
Clean eating: Cathy Hinz, a trailer park property manager from California revealed how her husband discovered dozens of ‘eaten’ socks trapped inside a washing machine
Trapped: Cathy’s husband discovered dozens of socks, underwear and even a credit card trapped inside the broken washing machine when he removed the bottom panel
Not working: Her husband decided to take the machine apart as it was not working properly
Viral: The post has since gone viral on Twitter after a women named Sarah Rose posted one of the pictures to her profile
After her husband decided to take the machine apart, he removed the bottom panel and was shocked to discover dozens of misplaced items that had been trapped inside.
When he removed the water pump that removes water from the machine, he also found around $7 in loose change.
‘Now, for those of you that SWEAR, your machine eats your small things, and have been told by ‘professionals’ and others that this fable just is not true… Here is the proof!’ Cathy shared.
She added: ’25 years he has been doing this job, and for 25 years he has been working on appliances, including washers and dryers. But NEVER have we seen this!’
‘So next time you are missing socks, just remember! That washing machine might just be hungry!’ she added.
The post has since gone viral on Twitter after a women named Sarah Rose posted one of the pictures to her profile with the caption: ‘soooo, I no longer feel like a crazy person for losing random socks…’
Huge response: Thousands of people have responded to the post and several people have left comments about the pictures
Answers: One person shared a meme and joked they needed answers
Magic: One woman joked the pictures proved ‘sock gnomes’ exist
Shock: Another man joked that he couldn’t believe machines could eat socks
Additional items: One man joked about missing Tupperware lids in his tweet
Big appetite: Another person tweeted a picture of a large fish with the caption ‘feed me’
The post has since been retweeted 24,000 times and has received over 70,000 likes.
Twitter user @rtildensmith joked in response: ‘Hell, I think I see one of my socks in there.’
Username @Pcamp96 tweeted: ‘Wait dryers actually *do* eat socks???’
While @Lena advised: ‘This is why I now only wash my socks inside one of those lingerie wash bags.’
However, most people commenting made jokes about disappearing items and
While @HongPong shared: ‘Woh you found the gateway to the hidden universe, the virtual sock particle bridge’.
A sentiment shared by @Kathy_Darling who typed: ‘Indisputable proof that sock gmomes exist’.