Staying physically fit is important both for the young and old. And it’s always inspiring whenever we hear stories about seniors who still take the time and do their best to keep at it.
That’s why the internet is definitely impressed with Edith Traina from Florida in the United States. The 97-year-old woman recently received a lot of love and attention on social media because of her mind-blowing strength and stamina.
Definitely stronger than your typical grandmother!
Despite her old age, Edith does weightlifting 3 days a week, according to a Metro feature. Moreover, she also attends six competitions each year and she has, so far, won two gold medals at the Polk County Senior Games for the 60-pound bench press and 130-pound deadlift categories.
It all began with a push from a friend.
Edith admitted that although she wasn’t initially excited about the idea of hitting the gym, one of her friends persistently encouraged her.
In an interview with Bay News 9, the strong grandmother shared how things changed for her.
“I have a friend, Carmen, who is the lady who dragged me kicking and screaming all the way to the gym. When I lift that bar up, as I’m lifting it up in here I hear words like: ‘Oh my God, I’m doing it!’
“If I find I’m sitting in a chair for a whole day, and not doing anything constructive, the next day I light a fire under my tush and get out of the house.”
Edith is surely an inspiration for many.
As if that wasn’t impressive enough, there’s even a competition named after her called the 2018 Edith Traina Inspirational Open. The said event was held at the Stronglife Training Facility in Tampa, Florida, with young and old lifters competing in it.
Meanwhile, it looks like Edith is still far from retiring anytime soon. Besides, she is setting her sights at lifting 200lbs at least “by the time she reaches 100,” Metro wrote.
Here’s one of her videos on YouTube:
19-Year Old Man Marries 72-Year Old Woman Just 2 Weeks After Meeting Her
It was definitely a whirlwind romance!
If Cupid is true, then he is truly one mischievous being. History is filled with tales about pairings of very unlikely couples and certainly, the love story between 19-year old Gary Hardwick and 72-year old grandma Almeda Errell is one fine example.
This beautiful couple from Maryville, Tennessee cites true love and deep connection as the reasons why they decided to tie the knot just two weeks after a whirlwind romance. Teenager Hardwick first met Errell, who is 53 years his senior, at a party and he was instantly attracted to the gorgeous woman.
Fortunately, the attraction was mutual.
Watch How This Monk Smoothly Throws A Tiny Needle Through A Glass
Using a needle, he successfully popped a balloon behind the glass!
While most of us would likely agree that needles and glasses are two items that do not necessarily go together, a Shaolin monk named Feng Fei definitely believes otherwise.
In a video uploaded in the YouTube channel of The Super Slow Show, Feng Fei used a needle and a glass to demonstrate what many would probably perceive as an impossible feat. In smooth precision, Fei threw a needle to a glass and the tiny thing actually pierced through it. The flying needle popped a balloon on the other side of the glass, proving that the thing actually passed through the pane.
The monk prepares to demonstrate his amazing skill.
Man Wins Almost $2M Lottery Jackpot But Didn’t Realize Until 5 Months Later
Luck, late or not, is still luck!
One man got lucky in a lottery but did not realize it until five months later. However, as an adage goes, better late than never. An incognito man from Colorado did not realize he has won almost $2 million in the lottery late last year. While he bought the winning ticket on Nov. 18, 2017, it was only recently he found out that he had actually won.
According to the man, while he heard that someone had won the jackpot on the said draw date, it never occurred to him that it was his number combination that actually won. The unnamed lottery winner explained that he did not take his winning ticket to the store to be checked until this month, April 2018, because he prefers to have as many lottery tickets to scan at once. When he finally did, the scanning machine prompted him to claim his winnings at a lottery.