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Festivals beckon fans of Elvis, VW buses, 'Star Trek,' phone-throwing
Festivals beckon fans of Elvis, VW buses, 'Star Trek,' phone-throwing

Need some cheering up? Then head to one of these quirky festivals and contests we've found throughout the world. Some that may seem odd to Americans have meaning for locals and are rooted in centuries-old traditions. Others started that way but lightened up along the way. The celebrations below are generally more recent — and more outlandish — creations. Mobile Phone Throwing Contest, Savonlinna, Finland: Here's an event where you can release your can-you-hear-me-now frustrations (anyone can enter). Distance is the goal; a 2013 winner tossed a phone more than 320 feet. Categories include men's, women's and juniors (maximum 12 years old), plus individual,...

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