Thursday, November 01, 2007

Travolution Autumn Conf: Factoids #2 and #3

BSkyB's Charlie Redmayne came up with these gems while discoursing on the increase in internet usage among over-50s.

  • Two-thirds of the people who have ever lived to over 65 are alive now
  • We only retire at 65 because that's the age that Otto von Bismarck, creator of the first pension scheme, decided on. The average life expectancy for a German at the time was 47...

Nathan Midgley

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