One sunny day in 1997, a British guy wanted to go rock climbing but had household work to do. To end his demise, he decided to do both at the same time. Thus, extreme ironing was born.
Since then, althetes from around the world have lugged their boards to high mountain precipices, icebergs, hilltops, and even deep into the ocean to compete in this extraordinary sports feat. Some take it too far by doing their laundry pressing while jet-skiing, bog snorkeling, cycling, and even bungee-jumping.
The official Extreme Ironing Bureau calls it “the latest danger sport that combines the thrills of an extreme outdoor activity with the satisfaction of a well-pressed shirt.” A great sport for noble daredevils who want to do some justice to this mundane household chore.
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