Monday, November 14, 2011

Cell Phone Tossing...and Ultrarunning

This from REFDESK, my home page, on 2 Nov 2011, which pointed me to The Free Dictionary, here, and this undervalued sport.

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. In addition, people sometimes throw cell phones in anger, such as model Naomi Campbell,[1] that gives extra points.

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


Ultrarunning parallels include the GPS toss; the suddenly-unappealing-aid-station-food-you-are-carrying toss; and the fruit rind toss, to include banana skins and orange peels. 

And of course, the cookie toss, wherein you regurgitate the entire contents of your stomach, feel better immediately, and continue the race.

 

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