The youngest member of Mensa is Alexis Martin. Her IQ tests put her in the top 2% of the entire world. She is two years old.
The narrative of aging is often one that leans heavily on the idea that when you get old, you get tired. You no longer have the strength or ability to do what you once loved and even if you did, no one would support you for doing it. Well, these 27 people totally and completely break that stereotype, and they're an inspiration for us all. Below are 27 older folks who kept their craft sharp throughout the decades, or found a new, unexpected hobby later in life. Each one of them seems more impressive than the last. You're not going to believe what #21 does for fun.
Ruth Frith started doing shot put and javelin at 73 years old, and has set six records since.
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59-Year-Old Grandmother Yasmina Rossi is an internationally renowned fashion model.
Moziah Bridges opened his own bow tie company at nine, after using his grandmother's scrap fabric to make his own bowties.
German-born Quaas competes “just for fun.” She only started competing at 86.
78-year-old skateboarder Lloyd Kahn started skateboarding at 65.
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This 79-year-old model, Wang Deshun, rocked the runway like a boss at Shanghai Fashion Week.
Tom Wagg is a regular 15-year-old boy. He also discovered a new planet.
Tao Porchon-Lynch is the 96 year old dancer who absolutely killed it on America's Got Talent.
Gregory R. Smith the youngest person to ever graduate from the University of Virginia with a master’s degree. At the time he was awarded his diploma, he was 16 years old.
British Indian marathon runner Fauja Singh kept running until he was 101, when he retired from running professionally.
Ernestine Shepher is the world's oldest female bodybuilder. She is a strong 79 years old.
At 12 years old, Thomas Suarez became the world's youngest app developers.
Dorothy De Low, 99, is an Australian ping-pong champion.
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At 70 years old, Jeannie Epper continues to be one of Hollywood’s most popular and sought-after stuntwomen.
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Octavio Orduno was 103 at the time of this photograph. He has been cycling the streets of Long Beach, CA for 80 years.
Yuichiro Miura was 80 years old when he climbed the world’s tallest mountain.
Matt Guthmiller is 19 years old, making him the youngest pilot to ever fly around world.
Carmen Dell'Orefice, 84, the world's oldest working high-fashion model.
Alia Sabur was 18 years old when she became a fully accredited college professor, making her the youngest professor of all time.
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101-year-old Doris Long is the world's oldest (and most badass) abseiler.
At 38, Meb Keflezighi became the oldest person to win the Boston Marathon since 1931.
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Cuba's oldest Harley-Davidson owner, Jose Julio Puig, is 101 years old and still riding strong.
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Septuagenarian Isobel Varley was born in 1937, making her the oldest tattooed woman in the world.
95-year-old Artin Elmayan he is the world's oldest-ranked tennis player.
Ruth Flowers decided to become a club DJ at 68, and she's been rocking hard ever since.
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