Man Throws Phone 292 Feet to Win Contest

(Stock photo) :: One contestant said that you need technical skills, power, and a sense of humor to compete in the Mobile Phone Throwing World Championship. The championship was held in Finland this weekend.

Updated: 8/28/2006


Ever heard of the Mobile Phone Throwing World Championship? It was held in Finland this weekend. Old phones were supplied for contestants who were allowed to pick which kind of phone they wanted to throw.

The men's winner threw his phone 292 feet. The women's winner tossed her phone 167 feet, a new world record according to the organizers. She said she has tossed a cell phone a time or two before.

Another contestant said three things were needed to compete: technical skills, power, and a sense of humor.

There were four competition categories: men, women, juniors and freestyle.

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