A controversial, very difficult figure skating move performed by pairs. One partner holds the other's legs around his/her neck and swings them around like a giant swing. The thrower lets go and allows the partner to do a huge flip in mid-air which turns them upside down. The thrower must then do a 360 body spin like a buzzsaw and avoid cutting the partner's head off.
The only successful attempt in professional pairs figure skating was by Chazz Michael Michaels and Jimmy MacElroy.
Yes.. by 2 men and only after Chaz broke his ankle from a pearl thrown by one of the Van Walderbergs and with MacElroy serving as the thrower.
"The Iron Lotus was so controversial it was only performed in North Korea. Kim Jong-Il had the pair attempt it in front of a large army and audience only to see the pair fail. The partner cut off the thrown partner's head with his skate when he performed his spin. He then picked the head up and wept."
"My ankle is broken, I'm going to need you to throw me instead for the Iron Lotus."