Apparently, the Finnish vent out their anger for their bosses the athletic way.
The Mobile Phone Throwing World Championship started in August 2000, when a company called Fennolingua observed that their personnel had the habit of venting out their frustrations by throwing their mobile phones. True enough, a large number of cellphones have been found at the bottom of lakes across Finland. And thus they founded the Mobile Phone Throwing World Championship, which invites people of all ages and nationalities to do some passionate flinging.
This strange sport in Savolinna, Finland features mobile phones of all brands and price tags weighing over 220 grams flying across a field and crashing into smithereens on the other side. The longest throw ever recorded was by a Finnish man reaching as far as 102.68 meters (336.87 ft). The distances are professionally measured by the National Land Survey of Finland, using a technique employed in the IAAF World Championships.
Interested participants can register in 4 categories: original (length), junior (up to 12 years of age), or freestyle. In original and junior rounds, the deciding factor for winning is distance of throw, while in the freestyle rounds, style and aesthetics are the key to winning. Not surprisingly, the grand prize for the winners is a new mobile phone.
More inWhen On Earth
The Ultimate List of the World’s Greatest Festivals [Part 2]
July Open’er Festival – Gdynia, Poland (July 01) Poland’s largest annual music event is uncommonly cool. Many fans refer to it as...May 13, 2016
The Ultimate List of the World’s Greatest Festivals [Part 1]
Traveling isn’t all complete without trying to have a quick bite of the local culture of the destination you chose. Sometimes,...May 12, 2016
20 Well Known Places Covered In Fog
There are many places worldwide, from cities to countryside, from beaches to mountaintops and from man-made creations to places of natural...May 11, 2016
Travel Back to the Prehistoric Times in Valle de la Prehistoria, Cuba
You might be bored and want something random to do. Why not head out and go have a fun time at...May 10, 2016
Live Green and Book a Room at The Earthship in Taos, New Mexico
When looking for accommodations for a future trip, searching for photos is the first thing done before thoroughly reading the whole...May 9, 2016
The Otherworldly Flowers of Hitachi Seaside Park in Japan
The Hitachi Seaside Park in Japan is one of the places that you should see before you die! Why? Can you...May 8, 2016
Skiing in Australia?! Why Not? The Snowy Mountain Makes It All Possible
The outback, lush forests, and hip beaches – these are immediate images we create when talking about Australia. But do you...May 7, 2016
10 South African English Slangs You Should Know
Yes, South Africans speak English and don’t even start with a question like “So if you’re from South Africa, why are...May 6, 2016
Top 10 Unusual Wedding Venues for Quirky Couples
Love will often make you feel like you’re walking above the clouds. There’s a time that one couple decided to turn...May 5, 2016