Ruth Mitchell

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Go faster ironing

Men don’t iron because they have fat fingers, claims inventor/student Mary Hackney. Mary, from Coventry University, has re-designed the humble steam iron to attract men to the more tedious household chores, giving it ‘go-faster stripes’ and bigger handles to better fit bigger hands.“My iron is based on car design and will make ironing sleek and sexy,” said Mary. ““Both sexes find ironing boring, so I tried to make the iron more exciting to use. I tried to make it more of a gadget, like some of the luxury toasters people have sitting proudly in their homes. “I don’t want the iron to be hidden away in a cupboard. I want it to be on display.”

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