The Mobile Phone Throwing World Championship was just held in Finland, home of Nokia and wacky contests. Old phones were supplied for contestants who were allowed to pick which kind of phone they wanted to throw.
The men's winner was Lassi Etelatalo, who threw a Nokia 292 feet. The women's winner tossed her phone 167 feet, a new world record according to the organizers. One contestant said three things were needed to compete: technical skills, power, and a sense of humor.
There were four competition categories: men, women, juniors and freestyle. In the freestyle event, Dutchman Elie Rugthoven's phone landed outside the designated area, but he still won a silver medal because of a phone juggling performance that impressed the judges. (from Reuters and the Associated Press)