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RECENT PEAKS AND VALLEYS IN THE JOURNEY
Peaks and valleys in the journey. Plus, books, movies and a new MZTV exhibit
Alain Robert, 56, dubbed the French Spider-Man for his habit of scaling some of the world’s tallest buildings, climbs London skyscraper using nothing but his bare hands Afterward he explained that it’s not so much that he loves climbing as much as he just hates Muzak.
“So he climbed a building? Big deal. How many poisonous snakes did he kill up there?” While awaiting help after falling down an Arizona mineshaft, 62-year-old man kills multiple rattlesnakes while nursing two broken legs.
Spain is poised to overtake Japan for the world’s longest average lifespan (85.8 years) by 2040 Scientists say Spain’s longevity is owed to healthy diets, familial bonds and a lack of open rattlesnake-filled mineshafts.
What a difference a year – or 10 – makes! Canadian actress Sandra Oh, 47, tells InStyle that, in your 40s, “Things start making sense. You start to really actually understand power,” and that “Honestly, I can’t wait for 50.”
A 73-year-old Florida woman confronts a nude intruder making vulgar gestures in her home, removes her dentures and screams “Grandma no teeth!” causing the man to flee Though it’s funnier when she does the same thing to the unsuspecting pizza delivery guy.
In research that could benefit human longevity, two separate studies increase the lifespans of worms When asked for his thoughts on the news, the Early Bird scoffed, “Yeah, we’ll see about that.” Meanwhile, as worm life expectancy trends upward … New report says Canadian life expectancy could experience a drop due to the ongoing opioid crisis.