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Extreme Ironing

Extreme ironing is a type of extreme sport in which individuals carry clothes and ironing boards to remote or unsafe sites to iron. 1)

The Chinese were the first to iron

The Chinese were the first to iron. Already in the 8th century, they smoothed the fabrics with rounds of heated coals. 2)

The first iron

The first iron was developed in the 18th century: It was a block of metal, smoothed on one side, with a handle. This metal was usually cast iron, hence the name. 3)

Henry Seeley

The electric iron was invented in 1882 by Henry Seeley, he placed an electrically heated heating coil with a power of several hundred watts inside, powered by the home electric grid. 4)


A mangle is actually an iron too, only in XXL format. 5)

ironing.txt · Last modified: 2021/09/14 09:32 by rapidplatypus