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  1. An elderly man gained the trust of a Belgian bank by bringing the workers chocolates. He was eventually given VIP access to the bank vault. In 2007, he stole $28 million worth of diamonds and vanished.

  2. Japan is giving its elderly population discounts on ramen if they give up their drivers licenses

  3. In 1999, Philip Morris attempted to convince the government of the Czech Republic that smoking was highly beneficial to the country, as more people would die earlier as a result, thus letting the government save millions on pensions, hospitals, and housing for elderly citizens.

  4. The Etoro people of New Guinea believe that in order for a boy to achieve manhood they must first ingest the semen of their elders through fellatio. The nearby Kaluli tribe find this barbaric, and instead believe that the semen should be delivered to the boys in the anus.

  5. An elderly woman slept through the People’s Temple mass suicide in Jonestown. She woke up the next morning to discover the bodies of over 900 members of the cult.

  6. There is a long-term care facility in the Netherlands that allows college students to stay for free in exchange for 30 hours of volunteer per month. When students come home from a class, concert, or party, they share those experiences with their elderly neighbors, some of whom are over 90

  7. Doctors are purposely tripping the elderly to make them more fall resistant. The therapy involves hooking them into a harness and having trainers shove/nudge/trip them off balance. The harness keeps them from falling and getting hurt while the exercises help train muscles for better balance.

  8. In France, you can sign up for a service where the postman pop in and check on your elderly parents to make sure they're all right.

  9. 38 elders helped a linguist compile a dictionary of the Klallam language and one contributed 12,000 words to the dictionary over the years. When it was released, KIallam people from all over turned out for the dictionary signing ceremony and some cradled the book like a baby

  10. There exists a dying Mexican language called Ayapenaco. The only two people left in the world that can speak it are a pair of elderly men who refused to talk to each other until 2014 when they decided to make amends to try to prevent the language from going extinct.

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Surplus of women due to World Wars fades in Germany, but higher life expectancy still causes a plus of elderly women

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States ranked by % of non-elderly with pre-existing medical condition colored by Presidential vote

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Dorothy Steel, the 91 yr old who made her big film acting debut as merchant tribal elder, who advises Chadwick Boseman's character in Marvel's "Black Panther." She sent in her audition tape and Marvel exec's said "Who is that old lady? We want her." She began her acting career at 88.

Former Wonder Woman star Lynda Carter is married to the Robert Altman, CEO of ZeniMax Media. ZeniMax is the parent company of Bethesda, which is why Carter has so many voice roles in the Elder Scrolls and Fallout games.

In 2013 an elderly care home in California was shut down leaving many residents with nowhere to go or care for them. After the rest of the staff left, a cook and a janitor decided to stay behind and, upaid, they looked after them 24/7.

To the Akan people of Ghana, the second twin to be born is considered the elder, as they were mature enough to help their sibling out first.

The famous "McDonald's hot coffee case" wasn't a frivolous lawsuit. It was filed by an elderly lady who suffered third degree burns and was hospitalized for a week due to the coffee being served at almost boiling temperature.

The oldest surviving work of latin prose is a guide to farmers by Cato the Elder. Along with detailed instructions on running a farm it contains a guide to brewing wine and many cooking recipes,including one for cheesecake

The shoshinsha mark is a green and yellow symbol that new Japanese drivers must place on their cars for a year; conversely, the fukushi mark (orange and yellow) is for elderly drivers. Both marks warn other drivers that the marked driver is not very skilled due to inexperience or old age.

Three years ago an elderly care home in California was shut down leaving many residents with nowhere to go or care for them. After the rest of the staff left, a cook and a janitor decided to stay behind and, upaid, they looked after them 24/7.

A Californian care home that went bankrupt. About 16 elderly residents were abandoned, most staff left but the janitor and the cook stayed behind to care for the residents at their own expense

There are only 2 companies in the world still making vinyl record lacquer...and one is an elderly Japanese man doing it in his garage!

Chinese insurance companies now offer insurance to protect individuals from being sued by elderly people they tried to help

7 members of an isolated Indian tribe emerged from the Amazon and made contact with people in a village near the Peruvian border because "violent attacks" by outsiders had driven them from the forest. Later, details emerged that their elder relatives were massacred and their houses set on fire.

In 2013, California shut down an elder care facility but didn't relocate the residents before the owners stopped operations. The janitor and cook stayed behind, unpaid, to give around-the-clock care to 16 patients for two days.

People often hallucinate after losing a loved one or pet, they're called "Grief Hallucinations". One study found over 80% of elderly patients experience hallucinations of their departed spouse one month after their passing.

When volunteers providing food to elderly and poor people through the Meals on Wheels program began to notice that people were sharing their limited food with their pets, an organization called AniMeals was developed to feed their pets as well.

When Andy Samberg's comedy trio, The Lonely Island, was making a TV pilot in 2000 they were filming a scene in which an elderly lady is getting mugged when Kiefer Sutherland happen to walk by and tried to stop it thinking it was real.

George Lucas approached Mark Hamill in 1983 and asked him if he'd like to play an elderly, mentoring Luke to hand the story to the next generation. When Hamill asked "When?", Lucas replied with, "Oh, around 2011."

A Dutch nursing home which provides free housing to college students in return for being good neighbors, interacting with older residents, attending parties, etc to ward off loneliness and depression common in the elderly.

When an elderly hiker was pounced on by a mountain lion that began to tear at his arm, a nearby bear rushed over and attacked the lion, driving it away and saving his life.

China's subway beggars have designed a system that governs which turf they get to work. Greenhand beggars who intrude on lines reserved for the disabled or elderly get a beating.

An activist named Bruno Manser went into the jungles of Borneo in the 1980s and became a respected elder in the Penan tribe, then left the tribe and did hunger strikes outside many multinational corporations responsible for stealing their land.

When young people are affected by grief, their immune system becomes stronger. However, when older people experience grief, their immune system weakens. This may explain why many elderly couples pass away only a short time apart.

Abu, an elderly Indonesian man who lives alone on a deserted island with his wife so he wouldn't spread his leprosy to others; he makes a living out of raising turtles and taking care of the reef around the island.

Astronaut Scott Kelly will become even younger than his twin elder brother (also an astronaut) Mark Kelly (born 6 minutes before Scott), by three milliseconds after the completion of his one year mission on the ISS

When young people are affected by grief, their immune system becomes stronger. However, when older people experience grief, their immune system weakens. This might explain why many elderly couples pass away only a short time apart.

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California's death row turning into home for the elderly

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Qliksense application for The Elder Scrolls Legends (TESL) Card Analysis