Bizarre Sports Around the World
Mobile phone throwing
Mobile phone throwing is an international sport that started in Finland in the year 2000. It is a sport in which participants throw mobile phones and are judged on distance or technique. There are usually four categories in the sport: Original (also called 'Traditional'): an over-the-shoulder throw with the farthest distance winning (best of 3) Freestyle: contestants get points for aesthetics and creative choreographics Team original: up to three competitors have one throw each with their scores added together Junior: for children aged 12 or younger The phones used vary not just between events but between competitors, with any phone that weighs over 220 grams being acceptable At some events the choice is down to personal preference from those provided by the event organisers, while others provide only one model of phone.