- A 105-year-old man becomes the oldest person in the world to ride a rollercoaster
- Jack Reynolds’ thrilling rollercoaster experience was broadcasted to live audiences
- He said the secret to his long life is “down to working outdoors his whole life and a daily tot or two of whiskey”
After setting a record as the oldest person in the world to get a tattoo last year, now 105-year-old Jack Reynolds set another new record after becoming the oldest person in the world to ride a rollercoaster.
According to The Telegraph, the man took the record at the Twistersaurus rollercoaster at Flamingo Land in North Yorkshire which was broadcasted live in Good Morning Britain (GMB).
He survived the challenge alongside with his daughter Jane Goodwin and GMB presenters Katy Rickett and Dr. Hillary Jones.
Reynolds told Mirror that he was a bit apprehensive about taking the challenge but is looking forward to the different experience as his last rollercoaster ride happened about 80 years ago.
“I went on the aeroplane and that sort of thing. I’ve done some quite exciting things but this is one that really is different!”
The record-setter disclosed that the secret to his long life is “down to working outdoors his whole life and a daily tot or two of whiskey.”
“I’ve worked hard all my life and all my work has been outdoors – fresh air, good food, hard work and then my main essentials.
“One of the things that keeps me going in my maturity, I’ve done for 20 years or so now, is the tot of whiskey.
“I always have Grouse in my cup of tea in the morning and I enjoy my nightcap at night of probably double Grouse!”
Here’s a video story from Good Morning Britain: