We’re kind of on the fence about this particular lost Croc – is it a premeditated work of abstract art, or just the random act of a bored passerby? One might ask the same questions at a homicide scene; both feature some seriously pale and unhealthy-looking flesh tones. On the lighter side, doesn’t it resemble a miniature version of the dinosaur statue from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure?
Fun Crocs fact: Crocs have expanded their product range on a number of occasions over the years, including the “Ace” – a Croc-like cleated golf shoe introduced in 2008 after the company acquired golf shoe manufacturer Bite Footwear. No word on whether they attract (or repel) angry ‘gators at water hazards. (image via kke227)
A snake in the grass is worrisome. A Croc in the grass, not so much. This Croc in particular lost its mojo when one of the rivets holding the ankle strap gave up the ghost, along with its grip on the unfortunate wearer’s foot. Question: is a single abandoned Croc with “Crocs” branded into its faded sooty shell grammatically AND stylistically incorrect?
Fun Crocs fact: Crocs made the headlines in an unflattering manner when a significant number of children suffered foot injuries after their shoes became caught in escalator mechanisms. Japan’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry received 65 complaints of injuries between 2007 and 2008 alone, prompting the Ministry to request that Crocs change their clogs’ iconic design. Well, that escalated er, unpleasantly. (image via Michael Coghlan)
Croc in the City
Can you spare a square… of blazing hot concrete? Like ’em or not, you don’t want to lose a Croc while blazing a trail through the concrete jungle of… Washington D.C.? Yeah, you spell “Ouch” with a “capitol” O. Odd that the above discarded Croc appears to be in perfect working order yet there it sits, ignored and unwanted, much like the trashed cigarette butts clogging the cracks between those stolid stony slabs.
Fun Crocs fact: Several hospitals in Sweden have banned the wearing of Crocs by staff due to their propensity to accumulate – and discharge – high-voltage static electricity. In at least three documented incidents, essential electronic equipment such as respirators malfunctioned after being “zapped” by a Crocs-wearing staffer. Not exactly a “fun” fact perhaps but a shockingly true one nonetheless. (image via Rob)
River of No Refund
The image above could be taken from the final frames of a mystery movie… or could it be the opening shot. Why not both? And why aren’t there any footprints? In any case, we have questions, so many questions! Answers, on the other hand (foot?) are harder to come by but when it comes to creepy (potential) crime scenes, this checks all the boxes. Or should we say “Czechs”, ‘cuz that’s where this lost Croc image hails from.
Fun Crocs fact: We’ve mentioned that Crocs were originally conceived as a comfortable shoe for folks who spend a lot of time on their feet. With that in mind (and as the pandemic was raging in early 2020), Crocs launched the “A Free Pair for Healthcare“ initiative that offered a free pair of Crocs to healthcare workers. Crocs also donated 100,000 pairs to hospitals around the world to be distributed to their staff… presumably, not in Sweden. (images via elPadawan)
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