Amanda

By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

These 27 People Prove Age Is Just A Number, #11 Is Totally Crackerjack.

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.

#1. 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 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.

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#2. Ruth Frith started doing shot put and javelin at 73 years old, and has set six records since.

Ruth Frith started doing shot put and javelin at 73 years old, and has set six records since.

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#3. 59-Year-Old Grandmother Yasmina Rossi is an internationally renowned fashion model.

#4. Moziah Bridges opened his own bow tie company at nine, after using his grandmother's scrap fabric to make his own bowties.

#5. German-born Quaas competes “just for fun.” She only started competing at 86.

#6. 78-year-old skateboarder Lloyd Kahn started skateboarding at 65.

#7. This 79-year-old model, Wang Deshun, rocked the runway like a boss at Shanghai Fashion Week.

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