What's Trending: Elderly people doing amazing things

Elderly people are not acting their age their age lately – which is why they made our “What's Trending” list.

Like this Russian grandmother. No, she's not about to show you how to fold the cinnamon into her swirl bread, she's describing how last week when a wolf attacked her, she fought back and killed it with an ax.

Seeing that woman made us think about some of other people who have been living their golden years with steely determination.  Like the guy who was named PETA's poster boy in one of their campaigns for vegetarianism.  

At age 96, he fathered a baby!   

   

 

Or this 105-year-old woman, who's been named the oldest Facebook user, dethroning a 101-year-old.

   

So what's happening? Why are the elderly doing so much more? Actor Jane Fonda says it's a sign of the times.

"There have been many revolutions over the last century, but perhaps none as significant as the longevity revolution," actor Jane Fonda said in an interview.

Other experts agree that aging doesn't mean you need to stop "doing."

"Aging brings some rather remarkable improvements: increased knowledge and expertise," said Dr. Laura Carstensen, director of the Stanford Center on Longevity.

If you still think a touch of gray keeps you out of the game, take a look at these senior cheerleaders.

There are so many other ones like the  90-year-old who's run over 100 triathlons, a 93-year-old weightlifter and Bernice Bates who, at 91, is certified by Guiness as the world's oldest yoga teacher:

  

None of these people are slowing down for anything, and that's what's trending.  

 

 

 

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