According to Google: Fluffy socks = better technology

As Google attempts to take over the sky and provide wireless internet via balloons, they’ve found that engineers’ socks are important.

From Yahoo:
“…Google X engineers had to deal with persistent leaks in the polyethylene of the balloons. ‘We were so desperate that we ended up doing a detailed study about the fluffiness of the socks of the techs who did the balloons,’ Teller said, because they had to walk on the balloons when they were assembling them. And it mattered; when techs wore fluffier socks, they had fewer balloon leaks.”

Read more about Google’s diabolical efforts at Yahoo.