Bizarre Trend: Extreme Ironing

TV camera catches man pressing shirt on empty highway
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Apr 18, 2011 5:10 PM CDT

(Newser) – It’s thrilling, it’s dangerous—and it’s efficient. To get their kicks and get things done, some are turning to extreme ironing, a bizarre new "sport" in which thrillseekers smooth out their wrinkled clothes in exotic locations. The sport made UK headlines after a TV camera caught a man and his ironing board in the middle of the M1 motorway (it happened to be closed at the time). He was wearing nothing but a bathrobe and slippers, the Daily Mail reports.

It’s “the latest danger sport that combines the thrills of an extreme outdoor activity with the satisfaction of a well-pressed shirt,” says the official extreme ironing website (which seems to be down). Check out Gadling's list of the 10 best extreme ironing moments, which include a kayak and skydiving.

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