Extreme Ironing: Weird Sport You Probably Never Knew About

Extreme ironing is a sport in which people take ironing boards to remote locations and iron items of clothing. It combines the thrills of an extreme outdoor activity with the satisfaction of a well-pressed shirt. You can join these brave people by reading an Extreme Ironing 101 book, taking your very own extreme ironing picture, and posting it on Instagram with an #ExtremeIroning hashtag. Featured below are some of the best examples.

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The origins of extreme ironing can be traced back to the year 1997 in Leicester, England. The sport was allegedly invented by a man named Phil Shaw. He came up with the idea while trying to combine his love for outdoor activities with the necessity of ironing his clothes. The first organized extreme ironing competition took place in 1999, and the sport gained attention through media coverage and word of mouth. The juxtaposition of a mundane household chore with extreme sports captured the imagination of people around the world. Extreme ironing has since grown into a global phenomenon, with enthusiasts organizing events and competitions in different countries.

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If you are interested to become a participant of extreme ironing sport movement, check out Extreme Ironing 101 book on Amazon for tips and tricks. Please note that this site is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. As an Amazon Associate affiliate we earn from qualifying purchases.

6 thoughts on “Extreme Ironing: Weird Sport You Probably Never Knew About”

  1. All that time spent pretending to iron in extremes when they could just be getting the actual ironing done. Tsk.

  2. I would give the prize to the horseback rider, but if you zoom in, it doesn’t look like he or she is actually ironing, just has a board strapped to the horse. DQ!

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