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Dr. William Bell
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This 90-Year Old Is A World Record Holder in the Pole Vault

Of all the Olympic sports we'd rather not attempt, the pole vault may be at the top of the list. Not only would we be worried about the whole falling back to earth part, but the pole itself looks like it could do quite a number on somebody who lacks the requisite coordination.

Dr William Bell has no such fears. Which shouldn't be so surprising since he's the father of Olympic pole vaulting silver medalist Earl Bell, and has done quite a bit of vaulting himself over the years.

What is suprising about what you are about to see is that William Bell is 90.

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Ducks Deliver Mail at Nursing Home
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Nursing Home Delivers Mail and Adorable Baby Ducks to the Elderly

We all hate getting bills to the point where some of us will even hide them in the freezer to put them completely out of sight and therefore out of mind. Volunteer mailman Steve Score of Minnesota's Emmanuel Nursing Home has the unfortunate job of delivering such mail, but it looks like he's found the most effective way of passing along these letters and all it took were some adorable little ducklings.

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Karen Klein
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Internet Raises Big Bucks for Viciously Bullied Bus Monitor Karen Klein

It's a video that's as shocking as it is heartbreaking. In a clip widely circulating on the Web, middle school students in Rochester, NY's Greece Central School District viciously taunt 68-year-old bus monitor Karen Klein with graphic slurs for ten minutes, eventually driving the grandmother of eight to tears. The video is very NSFW for bad language and an utter lack of humanity. But, if you read on, this terrible tale is headed for a happy ending.

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Rapping Senior Adult Choir Gets ‘Hot in Here,’ Goes Viral

They may look like your grandparents but this group of fine elderly folk have gone viral with their church choir. They are the Senior Adult Choir from the First Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia, and instead of praising the lord, these lovable senior citizens thought it would be fun to do some hip-hop cover songs for a change.

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Derosa
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72-Year-Old Woman Helps Beat Up Very Dangerous Burglar

When a 72-year old Metairie, Louisiana woman saw her son fighting in the garage with a masked burglar early Wednesday morning, she called 911. Then she joined the fray and did some serious damage to 30-year-old career criminal Troy Derosa.

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Science Proves Old People Really Do Smell

Like most people, we've noticed that the elderly have a distinctive, shall we say, fragrance. We've always blamed prune juice, but it looks like there is something more to it.

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Dorothy Custer to Ride Snake River Canyon Zip Line
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101-Year-Old Dorothy Custer to Make Daring Zip-Line Ride Across Snake River Canyon

Most people celebrate birthdays the traditional way, but centenarian (and viral video star) Dorothy Custer will mark her 101st birthday by riding a zip-line across the famed Snake River Canyon. And here we were hoping for presents and cake on our next b-day. Suddenly we're feeling very lame.

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Elderly Couple Wears Matching Outfits for 35 Years
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Adorable Elderly Couple Wears Matching Outfits for 35 Years

Normally, we openly laugh at couples who go out of their way to dress alike. But there's something impossibly adorable about this elderly couple who's worn matching outfits every day for the past 35 years.

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Elderly Skydiver Almost Slips Out of Her Parachute While Plummeting

Laverne wanted to celebrate her 80th birthday by getting a video of her doing something death-defying. And that's exactly what she got.

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Aerial View Of Mount Everest
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Oldest Woman to Scale Mount Everest Scales Mount Everest Again

You can't keep a good woman down. Apparently, neither can the mighty Mount Everest.

Tamae Watanabe, 73, of Japan broke the world record by becoming the oldest woman in history to climb the world's highest mountain. She decided that breaking the world record once wasn't good enough for her. So she climbed it again.

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Grandpa Opens His Drinks With a Chainsaw

Chainsaws are a beloved American power tool, mostly because they let us be utterly irresponsible with something sharp attached to a motor. But some of us push the chainsaw to its very limits. Like this surprisingly precise grandpa, who wants to open his beer.

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College Sweethearts Marry After 60 Years Apart

Peggy Marie Pence Schuster and Henry O. Freund first felt a spark between them back in 1950 when the pair attended Southwestern of Memphis (now Rhodes College).

They exercised their young love by sitting next to each other in class and attending school events together. But like many college sweethearts, their romance didn't make the jump into the real world. Soon after graduation, Marie married someone else, and Henry, who had joined the Air Force, did the same.

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These Two Old Best Friends Will Brighten Your Day

When NBC reporter Ben Aaron visited a senior center to do a segment on long-lasting love, he met two old guys - Harvey and Eddy - in their 80s who he instantly took a liking to. Interested to know more about them, Aaron did a segment on the duo and asked them a thing or two about modern-day society.

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Senior Citizens Take Back the Streets In Wild Crime PSA

In this anti-crime PSA from England, senior citizens act out anti-social teenager behavior such as playing loud music, getting drunk in public spaces and vandalism.

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Teenage Sweethearts Reunited After 70 Years Apart

There aren't going to be too many tales of long-lost love in the future, thanks to social media sites which make it just about impossible for folks to really lose touch with each other.

But there was obviously no Facebook when Betty Hove and John Grosch meet in the early 1940s. He was 17 and she was 16 and they quickly became sweethearts. But as their relationship began to blossom, Grosch joined the Navy and was shipped off to fight in World War II.

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