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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships

Ah, one of my favorite whipping boys:

Next Championships: 25th August 2007

Once there was a little paper company in Finland called Nokia. They started making plastic boots, and that didn't work out too well, and then decided to give mobile phones a shot. Soon, everyone in the country had one, and soon, everyone was having that love-hate relationship with this technology. In 2000 Finns started getting even with the first Mobile Phone Throwing World Championship, held in Savonlinna, Finland.

There are traditional "over the shoulder" distance throws; pictured is Eija Laakso, women's world champion. More recently Freestyle was added, where aesthetics, style and creative choreographics and Naomi Campbell imitations are judged.
         (Lloyd Alter)

I propose a new category: participants are judged on how flat they can smash a cellphone with a 40 lb sledgehammer in 30 seconds :-P


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