Wild and Wacky Sports Around the World

By Harry Anson

The Superbowl, the World Cup, and the Olympic Games have their fans. Deservedly so! But the fact is, there are a lot of sports out there that haven't been getting their just due. What are the lesser-known events secretly entertaining millions, bored around the world?

Extreme Ironing

It exists, and it's organized. According to the Extreme Ironing Bureau, this activity is "the latest danger sport that combines the thrills of an extreme outdoor activity with the satisfaction of a well-pressed shirt." In the spirit of adventure, ironing boards have been spotted anywhere and everywhere — from caves to forests, and even mid-air!

As far as rules and regulations go, the sport is mostly judged by the daring location. Some observers may wonder if the handiwork is really top-notch. But truthfully, nobody cares!

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