8/22/2012 1:05 AM
Finland claims to be home of the mobile phone so naturally the country would be the location of the Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships.
Described as "the only sport where you can pay back all the frustrations and disappointments caused by these modern equipments," the championship resulted in a new world record set by one Finnish teenager.
Ere Karjalainen threw a phone 101 meters (332 feet) to win the contest and the new world record. Women compete in a separate contest and a fellow Finn, Jonna Mattero, finished first with a throw of 42 meters (137 feet). Although, the competition does attract girls and guys from all over the globe.
The sport combines recycling, philosophy and fun. A part of the philosophy is also a spiritual freedom from being available all the time. A recycling company collects old mobile phones strewn about the country, which mostly wind up in lakes. Contestants use this "toxic waste" in the competition. In the end, all the old phones are recycled and the winners receive brand new phones.
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Source, Photo: Mobile Phone Throwing
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8/22/2012 1:05 AM |