Throw that Cell Phone Away. Win Prizes.

Once there was a little paper company in Finland called Nokia. They started making plastic boots, and that didn't work out too well, and then decided to give mobile phones a shot. Soon, everyone in the country had one, and soon, everyone was having that love-hate relationship with this technology. In 2000 Finns started getting even with the first Mobile Phone Throwing World Championship, held in Savonlinna, Finland.

There are traditional "over the shoulder" distance throws; pictured is Eija Laakso, women's world champion. More recently Freestyle was added, where aesthetics, style and creative choreographics and Naomi Campbell imitations are judged.

All phones are properly recycled; First prize is, unfortunately, a new cell phone. ::Savonlinna Mobile Phone Throwing world Championships found in ::National Post

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