Here’s an inspiring story that’ll turn your morning donut to ashes in your mouth and perhaps even propel you into the gym: A hundred-year-old woman just won a gold medal in the 100-meter dash in her age category at the American Masters Games.
Here’s a good 100th birthday gift: A Massachusetts woman was finally presented with the high school diploma she could never pursue as a teen, because the Great Depression struck and she had to go to work.
America’s oldest teacher is, apparently, a 102-year-old woman known to her students as “Granny,” who teaches Home Ec skills to preschool and elementary-age kids.
Humanity has spent centuries seeking a Fountain of Youth, and of course the most straightforward method is simply to ask the very long-lived how they did it. This lady says: BOOZE!
Misao Okawa just became the world's oldest person, punching in her time card on Earth at 117 years. This woman is one hundred and seventeen years old and I'm sitting over here clocking in at twenty-six and I'm already exhausted.
80% of the 53,364 people age 100 and older are women, according to the 2010 Census. Is it because women can deal with age-related diseases better than men, as some studies suggest? Maybe not, because men who do survive to 100 function better than women; the Census found that men were more likely to be living with…