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The Inertia

Life. It’s so damn beautiful. And we need more of this in our lives. More guys like Jack Reynolds. You read that headline, correctly: this Englishman is 106 years old. He’s grabbing life by the harness, to say the least, and watching him cruise down this zip-line is kind of inspiring. And apparently, it’s a world record, as he’s the oldest man to ever ride one.

Jack has been going for s*** the last few years as he celebrates his post century birthdays. At 105 he became the oldest person to ride a roller coaster. At 104, he was the world’s greatest-greatest grandpa to ever get inked. Yup, he got a tattoo (his name and birthdate: Jacko, 6-4-1912).

And the coolest part of the story is he’s doing all of these record-breaking stunts for good. “He just decided to use his old age to make money for charity,” said his daughter Jayne.  “That’s his main motive but in the meantime, he is getting a lot of fun out of it.” This year, Jack donated proceeds raised from the ziplining to Great Britan’s Stroke Association.


I’m totally in line with his choice of energy drinks, too: whiskey. The former railway worker has a shot in his tea every morning and two shots in a glass of lemonade at night. His daughter sums up his secret to aging like this: “Hard work and fresh air, family, because there are lots of young ones around, and whiskey have kept him fit.”

Jack’s a legend.



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