Town holds christmas tree throwing championship

January 12, 2011 6:44:27 AM PST
A German town has found a great way to turn Christmas tree recycling into a sport with the World Christmas Tree Throwing Championship.

Events include the javelin throw, form is optional - the key is to grip it and rip it. Another popular event is the spinning throw - similar to the Olympic hammer throw. Or perhaps you would like to try your hand and the tree-vault.

And once the competition is over, everyone can cool down and warm up by a roaring fire of - you guessed it - Christmas trees.