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

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



1. Reza.N

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 06, 2015

3. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

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

4. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

*will have

2. Reza.N

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 06, 2015

5. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

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

6. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

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

7. shady_maniac

Posts: 43; Member since: Jul 02, 2015

an iphone user will take the crown

8. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Obviously Finland, home of Nokia

10. Rafishant

Posts: 405; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

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

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

it will start 3rd world war

13. emmawilliam834

Posts: 241; Member since: Feb 09, 2016

own or others ? :)

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