Age doesn't slow down some thrill-seekers - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Age doesn't slow down some thrill-seekers

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Super seniors are strutting their stunts. Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday in style by taking a patriotic parachute jump from 6,000 feet above his Maine summer home. The former president can no longer use his legs, but his tandem leap fulfilled a promise he made on his 85th birthday.

And he's not the only elderly thrill seeker soaring to new heights. From skydiving, to bungee jumping, to roller-coaster rides, some seniors can't seem to keep their feet on the ground.

Mike "The Mighty Atom Jr" Greenstein, 93, of Queens, is the son of the World's Strongest Man. Mike is a great-grandfather who enjoys creating art and he can also pull a car using only his teeth, as he did last year on Good Day New York. He says it is all mind over matter.

The Coney Island strongman competitor appeared on this season of America's Got Talent, and he hopes to show his true grit with his pearly whites in shows and competitions to come. All of his teeth are real, by the way.

And like former President Bush, The Mighty Atom Jr. is making a public promise: to pull a car with his teeth in December when he turns 94.

  • Queens NewsQueens NewsMore>>

  • Subway bedbug infestations on the rise

    Subway bedbug infestations on the rise

    Monday, September 1 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:48:09 GMT
    It appears the subway bedbug problem we've been reporting is getting worse. Commuters already have to contend with sweltering platforms, scurrying rats and packed train cars, and now there's another transit woe: fear of bedbugs.
    It appears the subway bedbug problem we've been reporting is getting worse. Commuters already have to contend with sweltering platforms, scurrying rats and packed train cars, and now there's another transit woe: fear of bedbugs.
  • New MTA bus routes take effect

    New MTA bus routes take effect

    Monday, September 1 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:09:54 GMT
    MTAMTA
    The MTA has new bus routes throughout the 5 boroughs. 
    The MTA has new bus routes throughout the 5 boroughs. 
  • 3 hurt in lightning strike as storms batter NYC area

    3 hurt in lightning strike as storms batter NYC area

    Sunday, August 31 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-09-01 01:47:41 GMT
    Heavy thunderstorms swept through the tri-state on Sunday causing flash floods and lightning strikes that injured 3 people. The three men were struck at Orchard Beach in the Bronx Sunday afternoon and were being treated at a local hospital. Meanwhile, various Labor Day weekend celebrations were interrupted, delayed and even canceled as the U.S. Open tennis tournament had to be postponed and the Electric Zoo musical festival on Randall's Island had to be prematurely shut down.
    Heavy thunderstorms swept through the tri-state on Sunday causing flash floods and lightning strikes that injured 3 people. The three men were struck at Orchard Beach in the Bronx Sunday afternoon and were being treated at a local hospital. Meanwhile, various Labor Day weekend celebrations were interrupted, delayed and even canceled as the U.S. Open tennis tournament had to be postponed and the Electric Zoo musical festival on Randall's Island had to be prematurely shut down.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices