The mere thought of underwater ironing may seem at once terrifying and utterly futile. Even if you could effectively iron underwater, the garment would continue to be wet and thus need ironing again once you reached the surface. The other point, of course, is that electricity and water do not mix well, and generally speaking, irons are electrical appliances.
So, how does Underwater Ironing work?
As you will see from the following photos and video, underwater ironing actually occurs without electrical current, making it significantly less dangerous. Underwater ironing was “invented” by a group of Germans and is a fun stunt with no real purpose often performed to raise funds for charity.
Underwater Ironing World Record
The world record for underwater ironing is now held by the British, who made a group of 86 scuba divers who each descended and spent 10 minutes ironing at the bottom of a chilling 5-degree flooded quarry. Previously, the world record had been held by a group of 72 Australian divers.