Here's A Thing: Extreme Ironing



Have you always wanted to combine the "thrills of an exteme outdoor activity with the satisfaction of a well-pressed shirt"? Okay, you weirdo, now you finally can!

It's called extreme ironing and it's a real thing with its very own web site and an instructional video (below). Extreme ironers take their board and iron all over the world, on spelunking trips and climbing expeditions on steep cliffs, on kayaks and the sides of unsuspecting tourist buses. The sport began in the U.K. in 1997, but it's now a somewhat international phenomenon – although the web site warns that the unlikely pastime is not only dangerous but also "addictive." We'll take their word for it. (Coco Perez)


Image via Coco Perez.