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March 18, 2013 | by  | in News | [ssba]

Can You Hear Me Now?

Massey seeks 2 degrees of seperation

“The Engine of the new New Zealand” spluttered into life last week, as the Guinness World record for throwing a cellphone was broken by a member of the Massey academy of Sport.

Ben Langton-Burnell threw his broken Nokia N5 120.65m at the University athletics track, surpassing the previous record by 17.96m.

The AgriCommerce student decided to try his hand at phone-throwing after stumbling upon information about the record on Facebook.

Mr Langton-Burnell’s talent with the javelin will take him to regional and national competitions, as well as to a competition in Australia in April. Having thrown a personal best of 70.02m on the same day he broke the record, it seems he is in good shape for the upcoming events.

Despite his success after such a short time in the discipline, Mr Langton-Burnell has no plans to continue throwing phones.

“My cellphone throwing days are over now I’ve broken the record”, he says.

Salient is left to wonder if there are, perhaps, better ways to gain reception.


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