Thursday, January 22, 2009

Underwater Ironing Record Topped!

The previous record for the most people ironing underwater at the same time, held by the Australians, was broken this week by a team in England.

Eighty-six extreme ironists of the Yorkshire Divers topped the Aussies’ previous high of 72 (set in Melbourne, Australia last year) at the National Diving and Activity Centre in Chepstow, Wales.

Their efforts raised £6,000 (about $8,250) for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Each of the ironists had to iron one item of linen within a 10-minute time limit while totally submerged in 41-degree water.

Although 128 qualified divers participated, many were disqualified for starting too early, or for exceeding the time limit. Eleven underwater photographers recorded the event.

My question is, how do you know when you’re done ironing? When the piece is dry? Huh?

1 comment:

casch said...

I don't iron under the BEST of circumstances~but I'm wondering what about the electric cord?