it really is genetic
craziness that is. This is my brother's costume for a fancy–dress bop (yes, they're called bops in Oxford. it's a weird place) with the theme of "around the world".
He picked a thing that literally goes around the world.
see the similarity? well, no, because he didn't look up what Sputnik actually looks like until after he'd made the thing, but the idea's there.
Bless him and his crazy cotton socks.