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Mobile Phone Throwing Championships to be held in Finland during March 2017

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Mobile Phone Throwing Championships to be held in Finland during March 2017
Finland is known for quite a few things, including the Mobile Phone Throwing Championships. While this might be everyday behavior for some with a temper, and for people that you see on Dr. Phil and Jerry Springer, in Finland it is considered a sport. We really can't see this happening in the U.S., although the closest that the states came to hosting such an event was late November 2008 when Verizon launched the BlackBerry Storm 9530. Countless Americans also launched the Storm; into orbit, that is.

We've touched on this odd sport before, and now we want to let you know that the next championship battle will be taking place in Finland next year on March 11th, at Savonlinna. The champion is the one who throws his handset the farthest, and there is also a category for teams and one for juniors. Even if you can't throw a phone for distance, there is an event that rates contestants on style.

While this seems like a great opportunity to rid yourself of the frustration of owning a phone that doesn't perform up to expectations, you have to throw the handset that is given to you at the event. Some believe that heavier phones have the additional heft to travel long distances, while others swear by a lighter phone.

To enter for the 2017 games, click on the sourcelink. Registration for an individual is the equivalent of $11.17 USD. A junior contestant pays half of that amount to enter, and a freestyle team must pay $30.15 (USD). If you think that you have what it takes to be a Mobile Phone Throwing Champion, perhaps you should register now for next year's event.



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source: MobilePhoneThrowing

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posted on 26 Mar 2016, 05:59 4

1. Reza.N (Posts: 77; Member since: 06 Sep 2015)


Hey phonearena look at this
http://www.nowhereelse.fr/htc-10-gris-noir-photos-coque-113149/

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 06:19 1

3. amats69 (Posts: 1383; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


this phone will rock if it has a great camera! the black one looks good to me.

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 06:25

4. amats69 (Posts: 1383; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


*will have

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 05:59

2. Reza.N (Posts: 77; Member since: 06 Sep 2015)


Hey phonearena look at this
http://www.nowhereelse.fr/htc-10-gris-noir-photos-coque-113149/

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 07:04

5. phonehome (Posts: 504; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


Slow news day, even in the rapid-changing tech world.

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 07:11

6. xondk (Posts: 1232; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Well, that about convinces me that most anything can be turned into a sport.

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 07:43

7. shady_maniac (Posts: 30; Member since: 02 Jul 2015)


an iphone user will take the crown

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 08:31 3

8. hwb01 (Posts: 262; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)


Obviously Finland, home of Nokia

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 09:49 5

10. Rafishant (Posts: 216; Member since: 13 Oct 2015)


Thousands of Nokia's phones are going to throw???.
Wait for the upcoming giant earthquake and tsunami after this championship.

posted on 26 Mar 2016, 10:42 3

11. ibend (Posts: 3760; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


it will start 3rd world war

posted on 27 Mar 2016, 06:20

13. emmawilliam834 (Posts: 151; Member since: 09 Feb 2016)


own or others ? :)

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