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Christmas Tree Throwing World Championships
A contestant launches a Christmas tree in the flinging discipline of the Christmas Tree Throwing World Championships on January 5, 2014 in Weidenthal, Germany. (Photo by Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)

Contestants throw Christmas trees at world championship event

January 6, 2014

Maybe you've already tossed your Christmas tree, but did you do it like this? The Christmas Tree Throwing World Championships were held Jan. 5 in Germany. The less-than-serious annual event is now in its eighth year and features competitions in distance throwing, height throwing and the flinging of Christmas trees. (Getty Images)