There must be some previously unheralded universal constant – one that says socks are the only thing in the universe that can defy the rule about quantum entanglement. Socks start out in pairs, and are worn in the same pairs. Quantum physics ought to dictate that the socks remain entangled, however, they keep disappearing in the dryer. Moreover, single socks that I’ve never seen before in my life keep appearing from the dryer at the end of the laundry cycle.
I even tried folding the sock tops together, and then tried putting them in a mesh bag. Sadly, none of these strategies has worked.
I have a tentative theory about dryers generating tiny wormholes that only attract socks; and in some parallel universe, the missing pair joins the universes together. Or perhaps it is a prank by Pixel, the cat who walks through walls. Unfortunately, this does not help me wear matching socks in THIS universe. I give up; from now on, all socks will be black socks, and the same kind. That way when they do not match up, I will not feel such a disturbance in the force.
It’s hard to stay organized across parallel universes, but I’m going to keep working on it.
My favorite comment is from Ashley:
No no, it’s the Pauli exclusion principle, which states that no two identical fermions may occupy the same quantum state simultaneously. In this case, no two matching socks may occupy the same place simultaneously.