Aug 21 2012
A Finnish teenager has smashed the world record — and probably his phone — in this year’s annual mobile-phone throwing contest in Finland. Eighteen-year-old Ere Karjalainen launched a phone the “amazing” distance of 101.46 metres (332 feet 10 inches), Finnish public television network YLE said after Saturday’s event. Second place went to South African Jeremy Gallop, who threw a phone 94.67 metres. According to contest organisers, the competition offers mobile phone users a unique opportunity to “pay back all the frustrations and disappointments caused by these modern equipments.” Finland is the home of Nokia and is awash in obsolete phones, organisers said.
I love my 10 am slot on Uncoached. Seriously. I get to publish the most ridiculous stories I can possibly find. Today, a Mobile-Phone Contest in Finland. Let’s just ignore the fact that this is the most ridiculous fuggin’ contest I’ve ever seen. Instead, let’s pay attention to the fact this kid threw his phone 332 feet. 332 fuggin’ feet. Dude, he threw his phone the length of a football field. I don’t think I could throw my phone 30 yards, and I have a good arm. So now that we’re ignoring the concept of a mobile phone throwing competition, we can focus on the fact this may be one of the most amazing physical achievements we’ve ever seen. This is just as impressive as pulling a car with your wiener.
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