In Ireland, each person who becomes 100 years old receives a congratulatory letter signed by the President with a gift cheque of €2,540. This custom is called the “Centenarian Bounty” and also applies to foreign national residents of the country.
Sarah Knauss was the oldest verified American ever, dying at age 119 on December 30, 1999. Her age was verified with the help of an 1891 US Census directory, a 1900 US Census entry, a 1901 marriage certificate, and both 1910 and 1930 US Census entries. All of these confirm her age.
In 1951 a 66 year old man wasn’t allowed to enter a 1800km (1118 miles) long bicykle race due to being to old. He showed up anyways and won the race by biking for days without sleep. He got the nickname ”Grandpa Steel”.
You experience your billionth (1,000,000,000) second of life during your 31st year.
“The Most Interesting Man in the World” almost didn’t get the part. When told they were going with someone younger, his agent wisely said “How can the most interesting man in the world be young”. He got the part.
Japan’s first female photojournalist is still shooting at the age of 101.
In Japan, unmarried women in their late 20’s were called “Christmas Cakes” because “after the 25th they’re not good”.
A person’s perception of time tends to speed up with age.
Irene Bergman is the oldest woman on Wall Street at 100 years old she’s still managing money for clients.
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.