People throw mobiles in Finland - level 3, A12

People throw mobiles in Finland - level 3, A12

20-08-2012 22:00

Mobile phones have been an annoyance to everyone at some point or another. Be it a shoddy signal or a dying battery, the hand held devices have the power to really make your blood boil.

In Finland 12 years ago however, they came up with a novel idea. Throwing their phones as far as humanly possible, not only in a bid to make themselves feel better but also in the name of sports.

Contestants at the Mobile Phone Throwing World Championship compete in 3 categories. The traditional over the shoulder style, where the aim is to throw the phone as far as physically possible. The freestyle category, where contestants are judged on aesthetics and creativity and a junior category for children under the age of 12.

Throwers gathered from all over the world for this year’s event and the new record breaking distance of 101 metres from Finland’s very own Ere Karjalainen saw him take top spot in the event.

A feat that didn’t exactly required the most intense of training regimes.

“He drank yesterday.”

Organizers are already receiving entries for next year’s event.

 

Interesting words: annoyance (something that makes you angry), shoddy (bad), device (machine), bid (attempt), feat (something that needs special skills).

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