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.
Masako Wakamiya is a Japanese woman who on noticing the lack of fun game apps for senior citizens learnt coding at the age of 81 and created her own app, Hinadan, inspired by a Japanese doll festival. She holds seminars and workshops to educate elderly about the benefits of technology.
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.