This Week in Weird Sports: Extreme Ironing

Not to be confused with extreme tumble drying.
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Not to be confused with extreme tumble drying.
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Not to be confused with extreme tumble drying.



The 1st Ironing World Championship was held in Great Britain in 2003 and consisted of 12 teams from 10 nations competing in urban, water, forest, rocky, and “freestyle” pressing events. We’re using “sport” extremely loosely here as the entirety of these trials and stunts consists of dragging an ironing board up, like, a tree or some shit and then ironing some pants or something.

When not directly competing in the World Championships, fellas of an extreme nature have taken their laundry arts to Devils Tower in Wyoming and even Mount Rushmore. 10 points for a pleating a pair of Zubaz pants in Washington’s nose!