Jack Reynolds is one amazing man rocking his old age with activities.
In April, He celebrated his birthday with in style by becoming the world’s oldest person to ride a rollercoaster.
Reynolds, who broke a Guinness World Record by becoming the oldest person in the world to get a tattoo at the age of 104, said he was not nervous, particularly after flying in a Tiger Moth plane last year. He said: “Am I nervous? A bit apprehensive that’s all. In fact, I’m looking forward to the different experience and it’s a long time since I did anything like that. “I went on the aeroplane and that sort of thing. I’ve done some quite exciting things but this is one that really is different!”
The centenarian’s effort will also see him raise money for the Air Ambulance. He said: “Quite often we have the Air Ambulance over our district and it impressed me it is all run by charity, no help whatsoever, only charity. No help from the government and I really believe that they should have a lot more funding.”
Remembering the last time he rode a roller coaster, Reynolds said: “I think it were in them days when you had the cranky horses and the helter skelter, that was the highest thing then I think.”
“You can go (back) 80 years ago at least!”
On the secret to his long life, he says he believes it is down to working outdoors his whole life and a daily tot or two of whisky. He said: “I’ve worked hard all my life and all my work has been outdoors – fresh air, good food, hard work and then my main essentials.
“One of the things that keeps me going in my maturity, I’ve done for 20 years or so now, is the tot of whisky.
“I always have Grouse in my cup of tea in the morning and I enjoy my nightcap at night of probably double Grouse!”
Pierre and Paul Langerock of Belgium — who currently hold the record for oldest living male twins, according to the Guinness World Records — turned 104 recently. The Langerocks have just under two years to go before they can clinch the world record for the oldest male twins. Glen and Dale Moyer, of the U.S., currently hold the record, who each were alive for at least 105 years before Glen passed away. The overall world record for oldest twins ever is held by sisters Kin Narita and Gin Kanie, of Japan, who each lived to be at least 107 before Kin’s death in 2000.