Sunday, August 12, 2007

A new (to me!) extreme sport

You've heard of Ironman competitions? Grueling competitions to show the best of the best, the toughest guys around? Well, step aside for Iron-ing man!

Apparently, this extreme sport (?) has been around for several years now, but this is the first I've heard of it. Extreme Ironing takes ironing (yes, I'm talking about ironing shirts and skirts on ironing boards) to extreme conditions - high speeds, mountain tops, deep water, and more.

Shown here: Hitoshi Matsuzawa, in a successful attempt at "extreme ironing" at the top of Mt. Fuji, in Japan (read about his attempt here). Idyllic looking, ne?

Check out the Japanese Site here. The Extreme Ironing Bureau (*snort* - get it? A bureau!!) site has info in English on the history of Extreme Ironing, and more.