25 old men with gunpowder in the locker
Pay no attention to those who say that you have grown old, and already on what not fit. Age - only numbers and no one can prevent us from doing 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 diploma, and more. Read and be inspired!
1. The oldest elementary school student
The belief that older people lose the 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 their '81 Doris Self is - a 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, gaining 1,112,300 points on the most difficult level of the game of the tournament.
3. The oldest bungee jumper
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 also shuddered, but dare and ended up in the Guinness Book as the oldest man ever to jump on a 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
The North Pole - is a harsh place, where the air temperature sometimes reaches 45 degrees below zero. The constantly changing landscape, and unsuitable conditions for life - few can endure such bitter cold. Despite this, Davenhill Dorothy 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
On 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 Antarctic continent at height 9, 301 feet above sea level, the South Pole is a frozen desert where the ambient temperature may reach 58 degrees below zero. It went to Simon Murray 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 get to the South Pole without anyone's help.
6. The oldest traveler around the world
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 the new album
Smokey 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 Australia's "singing cowboy".
8. The oldest practitioner
Dr. Leila Denmark was an American pediatrician, who won the title of "oldest medical 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 still dreaming of their own children and went to the California Center for fertilization. She underwent in vitro fertilization procedure, then safely gave birth to twin boys (Christian and Po). This story has caused heated debate. Critics were expressed about the age of my mother, and as to what Carmela ignored the children's need for a 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 endurance tests, 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 Federation of Wrestling
Vince McMahon is considered the oldest world champion in wrestling, won the WWE Championship at the age of 54 years.
12. The most elderly woman to climb Mount Everest
Tamai Watanabe began 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 the age of 73 years once again to conquer 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 again conquer this peak. This time, he was already 75. A May 23, 2013 Miura again become the oldest person who visited the Everest - at the age of 80 years.
14. The oldest player in beach volleyball
46-year-old Kiraly is considered the "Michael Jordan" of professional beach volleyball. He's the age representative of this 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.
15. The oldest NBA leader in rebounds
Let's face it, making rebounds in the league, where many young and strong athletes, is not easy. But Dikembe Mutombo set a record by completing 22 rebounds in the NBA game in 2007.
16. The oldest NHL player
Gordie Howe broke several NHL records: he is the only player who stayed in the league as much as 5 decades (I must say, this is impressive for any sport), it is the oldest NHL player (at the time of retirement was it in '52), and he the only one who played in the NHL over the age of 50.
17. The oldest flight instructor
During the Second World War, 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
Distinguished Professor Dr. Heinz Venderot of Germany is the oldest person to receive a doctoral degree. Degree of Doctor of Sciences he was awarded the University of Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Hannover 29 September 2008, at that 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 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 of the Prize, at the time of delivery, he was 76 years old. This role also earned him a Golden Globe. The 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 owner of the award for her role in "Driving Miss Daisy" in 1989. For that role, she was awarded the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and a Golden Globe.
21. The oldest woman, conquered the mountain tops 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 the mountain tops 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 across the ocean alone
Diana Hoff from Scotland also crossed the Atlantic and became the oldest woman to swim across the ocean alone.
25. The oldest person who has received the right Flight
A retired Colonel James Warren - a former navigator pilot "Tuskegee", the first African-American military pilots US Air Force. At the age of 87 years, he became the oldest person in the world who have received, flight rights.