Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Random Sports: Extreme Ironing

By: David Hicks

Extreme sports are very stupid and dangerous, and for reasons unknown to me they are growing around the world. From snowboarding to skateboarding, these crazy athletes do things to make their way to the top that are “extremely” stupid, like jumping off mountains and parachuting. This individual sport puts abnormality and stupidity together along with house work. Yes, house work. People have been competing in an extreme sport that has to do with one of the most annoying chores to do. Extreme Ironing is all about unshaken courage, balance, and being just plain crazy.
The object of this sport is self-explanatory. The participants have to find a spot to set up the ironing board and themselves in a crazy position, much like planking. Then they have to successfully iron a shirt without messing up. People have been on mountains, on cars, sky diving, and even underwater. Then they take pictures and send it in to try to become the worlds best ironer. This sports popularity is on the rise. It could one day be something to replace baseball or NASCAR.
This may be weird like extreme couponing which takes no athletic ability at all, but you don’t see the couponing people putting themselves in danger. I believe that soon enough you will see people one-upping each other with ironing boards. Until then look it up on your computer and get a first hand look where people have gone and been. Maybe you can be the next crazy man ironing his work clothes on a taxi going to work.


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