WTF Wednesday The Wacky Sport of Extreme Ironing

first_imgStay on target Elon Musk’s Cheeky ‘Nuke Mars!’ Post Is Taking Over TwitterA ‘Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’-Themed Cookbook Is Coming This Fall Household chores are a major time suck. Mopping floors, dusting furniture, and tidying clothes are lengthy projects and kill downtime. Even though these mundane tasks aren’t fun, what if we had the opportunity to make them ridiculously competitive?This is where the concept of extreme ironing comes into play. Founded by Phil Shaw in 1997, this action-packed sport has sparked interest over the past 21 years. According to the Union of International Associations (UIA), the sport involves pressing shirts with an iron and board in extreme conditions. Popular extreme ironing locations include steep boulders, mountain summits, and ocean floors.A contestant irons a shirt during the rocky section of the Extreme Ironing World Championships. (Photo Credit: Johnny Green – PA Images/Getty Images)Extreme ironing rules vary worldwide, but according to The National Diving & Activity Centre, the goal is to have a full-sized board, a real iron, a garment larger than a tea towel, and footage of the extreme ironing experience. Safety is important, because you’ll need to iron out wrinkles in cold, hot, or wet weather. Of course, you must be outdoors to make all the magic happen!A contestant prepares his ironing board in order to iron a towel during the forest section of the Extreme Ironing World Championships. (Photo Credit: Johnny Green – PA Images/Getty Images)Shaw, the man behind the extreme ironing empire, is also back in the picture. According to The Guardian, Shaw, also known as ‘Steam,’ expressed interest in reviving the sport for future generations. The last Extreme Ironing World Championships was held in 2002, so we might see a similar competition popping up in the future.Until then, here’s a Guinness World Records video on underwater extreme ironing:The latest on sports:The Best Sports AnimeThe 11 Greatest eSports Moments of All TimeParis Considers eSports for 2024 Olympic Gameslast_img read more