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Illustration for article titled Sumo Wrestlers Turn To iPads Because Of Giant Sausage Fingers

Japan's sumo association will be handing out iPads to the country's wrestlers, because cell phones are often too small for their hands. It's almost like they haven't heard of the Jitterbug.

We must confess to having stubby little fingers of our own, and occasionally expressing frustration at mistyping our texts and emails. So the iPad seems perfect for the 500-lb rikishi on the go.

We will hand out the newest iPads to all the sumo stables to swiftly communicate what we need to," Japan Sumo Association vice chairman Hiroyoshi Murayama said.


It's a lovely development for wrestlers, certainly fed up with receiving the automated message "The fingers you have used to dial are too fat. To obtain a special dialing wand, please mash the keypad with your palm now." We just wonder where in their diapers they'll be holding the iPad.

iPad the right fit for giant sumo wrestlers [Reuters]

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