Chances are every year you plan many things to make your birthday awesome. You celebrate it with a party, cake, balloons, candles, and colorful decorations. You make your home look festive: you go all out with balloons and streamers, or you just brighten up it with candles and a small bunch of fresh flowers.
You choose your birthday outfit and invite your closest friends and family to your birthday party. Your birthday party is probably something you look forward to each year to get everyone together.
But, Jack Reynolds, a 106-year-old man from Hollingwood, England, makes his birthday different from the rest by breaking world records. It’s become an annual tradition for him to break a Guinness World Records title on his birthday, having become the Oldest person to ride a non-inversion rollercoaster on his 105th birthday and the Oldest person to receive a first tattoo on his 104th birthday.
He’s made a habit of doing fascinating things for his birthday and ended up in the Guinness Book Of World Records in the process. Reynolds turned 106 on 6 April and decided to become the Oldest person to ride a zip line (zip wire) to mark the special occasion and raise money for charity.
He headed to GoApe in Grizedale, United Kingdom, with his amazing family in tow. His supportive family gave a wink and the thumbs up to his young-at-heart attitude and adventurous spirit.
The 106-year-old great-great-grandfather that normally uses a wheelchair rode the Grizedale Forest zip line, cruising down the 1,312-foot length at forty miles per hour and breaking the Guinness World Record for the oldest person to ride a zip line.
Mark McKinley, Guinness World Records adjudicator, was on hand to present Reynolds with a certificate.
“Age is just a number” is a cliché that could not be more accurate and we cannot wait to see what this 106-year-old man has up his sleeve for his next birthday.
Here are two videos that show his zip line adventure from different angles: