Pay no attention to those who say that you have grown old and has nothing on no good. Age - only numbers and nobody can forbid us to do what you like. Life is one and it is too short to just sit at home and sigh about the past. These 25 people have shown the world that even in old age can achieve the seemingly impossible - to cross the ocean, to conquer Everest, get a degree, and more. Read and be inspired!
1. The oldest elementary school student
The belief that people with age loses its ability to learn and remember new information was finally disproved. Kimani Maruga enrolled in the first grade of primary school in '84.
2. The oldest gamer
In his '81 Doris Self it - the master of computer games and can outdo any young gamers. The competition masters video games Twin Galaxies in 1984. Doris set a world record by typing 1,112,300 points in the most difficult level of the game of the tournament.
3. The oldest bungee jumper
Bungee jumping - one of the most impressive ways to raise the level of adrenaline. Even young people shudder at the thought of this entertainment. 96-year-old Keith Moore shuddered too, but decided and got into the Guinness Book as the oldest person ever to jump on the bungee. Moreover, Keith not just jumped, and jumped from the South African Western Cape height of 708 feet.
4. The oldest conqueror of the North Pole
North Pole - is a harsh place where the temperature sometimes reaches 45 degrees below zero. Ever-changing landscape and unsuitable conditions for life - few can resist such a bitter cold. Despite this, Dorothy Davenhill Hirsch visited the North Pole at the age of 89 years and 109 days. She arrived there on the Russian nuclear icebreaker "Yamal».
5. The oldest conqueror of the South Pole
At the North Pole weather conditions are harsh, no doubt, but they do not go to any comparison with the conditions of the South Pole. Located on the continent of Antarctica at a height of 9, 301 feet above sea level, the South Pole is a frozen desert, where temperatures can reach 58 degrees below zero. That's where Simon Murray went at the age of almost 64 years. He overcame 1,200 km from the Bay of Hercules to the South Pole, the journey took two months. Murray is the older man to reach the South Pole without anyone's help.
6. The oldest traveler around the world
Travel around the world a feat in itself, but for a man aged Minoru Saito, who was 77 when he completed his circumnavigation, it's just amazing. And that's not all, he rounded the globe eight times! Eighth time he toured the world as if "contrary", against the prevailing winds and currents. To accomplish this feat, Minoru took 1080 days.
7. An old man, who published a new album
Smoky Dawson was an Australian country musician. At the age of 92 years and 156 days, he released an album called "The House of my dreams." Dawson is known as the Australian "singing cowboy».
8. The oldest practitioner
Dr. Leila Heron Island was an American pediatrician, who won the title of "oldest practicing physician." She retired in May 2001 at the age of 103 years. Leila was not only the oldest pediatrician, but also incredible longevity, she died at the age of 114 years. She was one of the 100 oldest people in the world.
9. The most elderly woman who gave birth to twins
Many women dream of having children, but for various reasons can not. Carmela Bousada refers specifically to these people. At the age of 67 years old Carmela still dreaming about their children and went to the California Center for fertilization. She underwent in vitro fertilization procedure, then safely gave birth to twin boys (Christian and software). This story has caused heated debate. Critics were expressed about the age of my mother, and about what Carmela ignore the needs of children in the father. Unfortunately, Carmela died at the age of 69, two years after birth.
10. The oldest woman to run a marathon
Those who regularly participate in marathons, aware of grueling workouts and physical activity, as well as a test of endurance, which may not be possible even for experienced runners. Gladys Burill in 92 years met this test with a strong desire to get into the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest woman to run a marathon. The local newspaper quite rightly nicknamed her "Gladiator».
11. The oldest champion of the International Wrestling Federation
Vince McMahon is considered the oldest champion in wrestling, won the WWE Championship at the age of 54 years.
12. Most elderly woman to climb Mount Everest
Tamai Watanabe became involved climbing at the age of 28 years. In 1977, she traveled to Mount McKinley. Then there was the Mont Blanc, Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua. After retirement, she returned to her hometown and in May 2002 became the oldest woman to visit on Everest. Ten years later, in May 2012, she broke her own record, when at the age of 73 years again conquered Everest.
13. The oldest man to climb Mount Everest
Yukiro Miura - Japanese climber, who in 2003 at age 70, reached the summit of Everest. Later, this record was broken. However, May 26, 2008 Miura wins again this vertex. At this time he was already 75. A May 23, 2013 Miura again becomes the oldest person who visited the Everest - at the age of 80 years.
14. The oldest player in beach volleyball
46-year-old Kireli considered the "Michael Jordan" of professional beach volleyball. He is the representative of the age of the sport continues to perform at the highest level, winning the competition almost half his age. He was 44 when he won the Cup world level.
15. The oldest leader of the NBA in rebounding
Let's face it, do rebounds in the league, where many young and strong athletes, is not easy. Dikembe Mutombo but set a record, having made 22 rebounds in the NBA game in 2007.
16. The oldest NHL player
Gordie Howe broke several records NHL: he is the only player who stayed in the league as much as 5 decades (I must say, it is impressive for any sport), it is the oldest NHL player (at the time of his retirement he was 52 years old), he is also the only one who played in the NHL over the age of 50.
17. The oldest pilot instructor
During the Second World War, he was the leader of Flight. Today Bart Bratko is the oldest instructor pilot, he was in '81.
18. The oldest person who received his doctorate
Emeritus Professor Dr. Heinz Venderot from Germany is the oldest person to receive a doctorate. PhD he was awarded the University of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz in Hanover, September 29, 2008, at the time the professor was 97 years old. His thesis: "The cell biological studies of the morphology and physiology of marine protozoa trichoplax adhaerens».
19. The oldest winner of the Oscar for Best Actor
Film "On Golden Pond" brought Henry Fonda his only Academy Award (for Best Actor), but this Oscar, he broke the record as the oldest winner at the time of delivery, he was 76 years old. This role also earned him a Golden Globe. Fund was too ill to attend the ceremony, on behalf of the award received by his daughter Jane.
20. The oldest actress won an Oscar for Best Actress
At 80, Jessica Tandy became the oldest actress won an Oscar. She became the owner of this award for her role in "Driving Miss Daisy" in 1989. For the same role she was awarded the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and a Golden Globe.
21. The oldest woman who conquered the seven mountains
In 57 years, Jennie Stouiki became the oldest woman to conquer the highest peak on each of the seven continents.
22. The oldest man, who conquered the mountain tops 7
Ramon Blanco found the male record, having won the highest mountains of the seven continents.
23. The oldest man to cross the ocean alone
Ukrainian geologist Paul frolic in 67 years, became the oldest person to swim across the ocean on their own. He overcame 3,000 miles in 61 days.
24. The oldest woman to swim the ocean alone
Diana Hoff from Scotland also crossed the Atlantic and became the oldest woman to swim the ocean alone.
25. The oldest person who has received the right
Retired Lt. Col. James Warren - a former navigator pilot "Tuskegee", the first African-American military pilots US Air Force. At the age of 87, he became the oldest person in the world, received, flight rights.