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”.
Cells in the retina decline in sensitivity as we age. Meaning that colours e.g blue appear washed out as the years pass. In short the sky actually was bluer when you were younger.
If you don’t eat sushi by age 35, there is a 95% chance you never will. As we get older, we are less open to “novelty.”
A 98-year old mother moved into same nursing home as her 80-Year old son to take care of him
You experience your billionth (1,000,000,000) second of life during your 31st year.
In 2016, 104-year-old Jack Reynolds became the oldest person to get a tattoo, and a year later at 105-years-old, he became the oldest person to ride a rollercoaster.
People who look young for their age have a higher life expectancy than those who don’t.
Time seems to speed up as we get older because each year we live is a smaller percentage of the total amount of time we’ve been alive. It’s called proportional theory.
There’s a suggestion that our perception of time may be in proportion to the length of our lifespan. Known as the “proportional theory”, this idea posits that as we age, our sense of “present” time begins to feel relatively short in comparison to our entire lifespan.
You steadily “dry out” as you age. A newborn human baby is 75 percent water, adult men are about 60 percent, adult women 55 percent, and elderly people are roughly half.
30+ minutes of running 5 days a week has been linked to 9 years of less ageing on the cellular level.
“Old-person smell’ is a real thing — researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia confirmed that elderly people really do have a distinct scent, so recognizable in fact that people can identify them by body odor alone.
There is a 90 year old nurse working at Tacoma General Hospital who started her first nursing job 70 years ago in 1946.