Most of us go out of our way to care for our phones and make sure that nothing bad happens to it. You would never throw your mobile phone intentionally right? Well, maybe if you lived in Finland you would feel differently.
The people of Finland are happy to throw their phones and cause some major destruction. They have turned phone destruction into a competitive sport!
Seriously. I’m talking about the Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships! Since 2000, the town of Savonlinna in the southeast of Finland has been the host of this event. As the years have gone by, many other countries in Europe have started hosting their own national competitions as well. The idea is to throw away your frustrations and your aging phone, while you compete with other athletes for the maximum distance. The local recycling center collects all the toxic waste to repurposes it. You can even buy a new phone at the event. Prizes? Of course!
The first prize is a new handset. Big surprise there. It even has its own Hall Of Fame. In fact, in August 2013, the three winners in men’s category were all from Finland. They must be very proud. The longest throw was 97,73 metres, and the winner was Riku Haverinen. The second longest throw was 87,88 metres, by Ilkka Aaltonen. Third was Otto Sammalisto and his throw was 86,09 m. Åsa Lundgren from Sweden was the winner in women’s category with 40,41 metres. This is a serious sport!
Source Phone Arena