Did you know: the Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships is an annual event; world record stands at over 300 feet
Similar phone throwing contests have been organized in several other places across Europe, including Belgium, Spain, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein. The UK has had its own event every August since 2005. As for the US, the town of South Hadley, Massachusetts, has been a host a couple of times, with Family Wireless being the competition's sponsor. Savonlinna, however, is where the World Championships take place.
Chris Hughff currently holds the record for longest phone throw with a result of 336.9 feet (102.68 meters). He set in 2012, at the same time beating the previous record of 314.4 feet (95.83 meters), which was also set by him. The women's world record is 175.6 feet (53.52 meters), set by Jan Singleton in August of August 2006.
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