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Finn Tommi Huotari took gold at the eighth Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships in Savonlinna over the weekend by projecting his device a creditable 2.77 Campbells, or 89.62 metres in old money. According to the Evening Standard, the 28-year-old engineer admitted: "I have never thrown a phone before but have been …

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Disappointed to see...

That La Campbell herself was not participating. You'd think she'd be a natural, all the practice she gets...

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Well, it is a Finnish sport...

...along with swamp football, snow football, wife-carrying and sauna-sitting competitions, to name only the most well-known. As well as the annual kissing competition somewhere north of Tampere. When it comes to weird sports, the Finns are up there with the best of them...

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Meanwhile, here in Britain....

....we had the Bog Snorkelling competition yesterday, where a new world record was also set.

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Important details

As usual, the important details are excluded: make/model of the phone? Battery included? Did the phone work afterwards?

As a variation, they could send themselves a text message just before chucking the phone and see whether it arrives before the phone lands.

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Freestyle

Being in Finland, I'm surprised that the Freestyle winner wasn't juggling / throwing flaming Nokias...

"Taxi!"

TeeCee

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still not as far as foxy...

"The distance travelled by a tantrum-driven flying PDA shall be defined in Campbells (1cB=231lg). Example: "Yeah, I asked that Foxy Brown to turn her car stereo down and she only went and threw her bleedin' Blackberry about three Campbells.""

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Extreme sports

Oh, come on folks. I bet it`s nowhere as exciting as the sport of "extreme ironing".

http://www.extremeironing.com

This is where the men are men and the sheep are scared.

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I suppose this is expected....

But why wasn't Russell Crow issued with a "wild card" entry into this comp... he woulda been the champ !

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