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Grandma Jumps Out of Airplane to Celebrate 95th Birthday

Published On 10/14/2016 Published On 10/14/2016

Unless you’ve been living in a millennial co-working youth commune, it isn’t news that old people rule the universe. For prime examples, consider the 100-year-old grandmother who owns at beer pong, or the woman who demanded strapping firemen present her with cake on her 105th birthday.

The youth and vigor of those old ladies might pale in comparison to 95-year-old Bettie Bulter, who jumps out of airplanes like a damn Navy SEAL. Butler went skydiving for her 95th birthday, proving that age is a deterrent for nothing.

See Butler in action below, after a brief commercial: 

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Younger skydivers look hesitant staring at the miles of earth stretching beneath them. Meanwhile, Butler is completely jazzed as the wind rips through her hair. She can’t wait to get off the airplane and become one of the only grandmothers to achieve human flight -- a feat she tackles with aplomb.

Happy birthday Bettie Butler. Maybe next year you can celebrate by getting arrested.
 

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Sam Blum is a News Staff Writer for Thrillist. He's also a martial arts and music nerd who appreciates a fine sandwich and cute dogs. Find his clips in The Guardian, Rolling Stone, The A.V. Club and Vice. He's on Twitter @Blumnessmonster.

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