Did you know that the oldest person to complete the Ironman triathlon was an 82-year-old nun? Or that a woman got her master’s degree when she was 98? How about a teacher who’s literally a hundred years old? All that and more in Mental Floss’ List Show.
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Below are a few infographics that show how age is just a number and you can achieve and retain success at late stages of life if you put your mind to it.
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- At 90, Pablo Picasso was still producing art.
- At 88, Pablo Cassals was giving cello concerts.
- At 85, Coco Chanel was the head of her fashion design firm.
- George Burns and Jessica Tandy were 80 when they each won an Academy Award.
- Thomas Edison invented the telephone at age 84
- Barbara McLintock was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine at the age of 81
- Benjamin Franklin signed the declaration of independence shortly after he retired from printing at age 70.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder published her first book at age 64, chronicling her life as a wife and mother.
- After a career in science, Peter Mark Roget compiled the first thesaurus and published it at age 73.
- Grandma Moses did not start painting until she was 76.
- At age 65, Colonial Sanders started Kentucky Fried Chicken.
- Edmond Hoyle wrote “Rules of the Game” at age 70
- Henry Ford introduced the Model T at age 45, but invented the assembly line at 60.
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