Old men - hearty (25 photos)

Do you think old age - the end? What it is to sit at home and babysit the grandchildren to remember the old days? In fact, this is not the case and people are represented in this post is proof!

1. The oldest elementary school student




The belief that people with age lose the ability to learn and remember new information was finally disproved. Kimani Maruga enrolled in 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 gamer. In the competition of masters of video games Twin Galaxies in 1984, Doris set a world record by typing 1112300 glasses on the easiest level of the game of the tournament.

3. The oldest jumper bungee



Jumping bungee - 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, too, shuddered, 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 708 feet in height.

4. The oldest conqueror of the North Pole



North Pole - is a harsh place, where the temperature sometimes reaches 45 degrees below zero. The constantly changing landscape, and unsuitable for living conditions - few can resist such a cruel 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 an altitude of 9 301 feet above sea level, the South Pole is a frozen desert, where temperatures can reach 58 degrees below zero. It went to Simon Murray at the age of almost 64 years. He overcame 1200 km from the Bay of Hercules to the South Pole, the journey took two months. Murray is the older man to get to the South Pole without any 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 voyage around the world, it's just amazing. And that's not all, he rounded the globe eight times! Eight times he traveled around the world, as it were, "on the contrary", against the prevailing winds and currents. To accomplish this feat, Minoru took more than 1080 days.

7. The oldest person who has 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 Denmark was an American pediatrician, who won the title of "the oldest of the practitioner." She retired in May 2001 at the age of 103 years. Leila was not only the oldest pediatrician, but also the 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, Carmela is still dreaming of their own children, and went to the California Center 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 mothers, and on 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 is quite rightly dubbed it "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 conquer Everest


Tamai Watanabe became mountaineering 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 age 73 once again to conquer Everest.

13. The oldest man to conquer 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 over the top. This time, he was already 75. A May 23, 2013 Miura again becomes the oldest person who visited the Everest - already 80 years old.

14. The oldest player in beach volleyball


46-year-old Kiraly is 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 is almost half his age. He was 44 when he won the world cup level.

15. The oldest leader of the NBA in rebounding


Let's face it, making rebounds in the league, where many young and strong athletes, is not easy. But Dikembe Mutombo set a record, having made 22 rebounds in the game of the NBA in 2007.

16. The NHL's oldest player


Gordie Howe broke several records NHL: he is the only player who stayed in the league as much as 5 decades (it must be said, is impressive for any sport), he is the oldest NHL player (at the time of his retirement he was 52 years old), and he is the only one who He played in the NHL over the age of 50.

17. The oldest flight instructor


During World War II he was the head of the fly. 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 Germany is the oldest person to receive a doctoral degree. Ph.D., 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 morphology and physiology of marine protozoa trichoplax adhaerens».

19. The oldest winner of an Oscar for Best Actor


The film "On Golden Pond" brought Henry Fonda his only Oscar (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 who won an Oscar for Best Actress


At 80 Jessica Tandy became the oldest actress won an Oscar. She became the winner of this award for her role in "Driving Miss Daisy" in 1989. For this role she received the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and a Golden Globe.

21. The oldest woman, conquered peaks 7


In 57 years, Jennie Stouiki became the oldest woman to conquer the highest peak on each of the 7 continents.

22. The oldest man, conquered peaks 7


Ramon Blanco found the male record, having conquered 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 crossed 3000 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
Flight

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 who have received Flight law.

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