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ironing.jpgGerman iron maker Rowenta has brought the sport of Extreme Ironing to the US — the only global sport that combines a household chore with an extreme sport. Participants, according to the Rowenta press release, release “like to mix the thrill of danger with the satisfaction of a well-pressed shirt.”
The US tour began in Boston and concludes on Memorial Day with a grand finale in Times Square. Meanwhile, extreme ironers are ironing while rock climbing, boating, parachute jumping, and scuba diving. (Since extreme ironers must wait for the invention of solar- and battery-charged irons, they heat their irons with portable gas burners, campfires and generators. I have no idea how they iron under water.)
America can watch the extreme ironers press through a tour of American landmarks at the Extreme Ironing Website