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Phone-Throwing Contest in Finland

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Phone-Throwing Contest in Finland

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Phone-Throwing Contest in Finland

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Bet you've wanted to do it at least once. Say, after a frustrating talk with an annoying service representative, just throw your cell phone as far as you can. The urge is sufficiently widespread to have given rise to a Mobile Phone Throwing World Championship. Now in its seventh year, it was held over the weekend in Finland, with a hundred contestants from around the world. This year's winner was a Finn who threw a late model Nokia nearly 300 feet.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne, and I bet you've wanted to do it at least once - say, after a frustrating talk with an annoying service representative -just throw your cell phone as far as you can. The urge is sufficiently widespread to have given rise to a Mobile Phone Throwing World Championship. Now in its seventh year, it was held over the weekend in Finland, with a hundred contestants from around the world. This year's winner was a Finn who threw a late model Nokia nearly 300 feet.

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