Did you know that there’s a world championship for Mobile Phone Throwing? It’s held every year in Finland and this year, teenager Ere Karjalainen won by throwing a phone 101.46 meters (about 333 feet). That extreme distance won Ere the Mobile Phone Throwing World Championship and puts him in contention for the world’s longest mobile phone throw for distance ñ the current record is officially 95 meters, but another thrower in Belgium who threw his phone to 102.68 meters.
Think this is odd? The Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships are part of an annual electronics recycling event in Finland. The phones used are reclaimed dead phones that are recycled after the event and thousands upon thousands of people who participate in the competition (as spectators, throwers, workers, judges, etc) recycle their old electronics during the festivities. The Finnish know how to make recycling fun.