People: The Young in Heart

As he approached his 83rd birthday this year, Bernarr ("Body Love") Macfadden, who loves carrots and publicity, was overcome by a recurring conviction: he was still a boy because he had quaffed quantities of buttermilk and vegetable juice all his life. To prove his youth, Macfadden decided to parachute out of an airplane over Niagara Falls. When horrified U.S. and Canadian officials forbade the stunt, Macfadden let it be known that he would jump out over New York's George Washington Bridge. The cops threatened to arrest him.

He settled on a jump into the...