The oldest person ever was a French woman who died in 1997 at 122 years old. One of her early memories includes selling colored pencils to Vincent Van Gogh.
In an international study that looked at age and happiness, people were their unhappiest at 46 years old.
A woman named Rifca Stanescu became the world’s youngest grandmother at the age of 23. Rifca, from the Romanian town of Investi, was 12 years old when she gave birth to her daughter, Maria. Maria, in turn, had her first child, her son Ion, at age 11.
Four sisters have their picture taken together every year for 40 years (1975-2014).
There is a bar in Brooklyn where the allowed drinking age is 25 years old, because “Young people are annoying”.
There are still 5 people living who were born in the 1800s.
Koreans reckon the pregnancy period as one year of life for infants, and age increments increase on New Year’s Day rather than on the anniversary of birthdays. Thus, one born immediately before New Year’s Day may only be a few days old in western reckoning, but two years old in Korea.
Jeanne Calment met van Gogh at the age of ten, started fencing at the age of 85, was bicycling at the age of 100 and died 122 years old. She also smoked for 96 years and is quoted saying: “I’ve never had but one wrinkle, and I’m sitting on it.”