He’s in His Mid-90s and David Attenborough Is As Sharp as They Come

Sir David Attenborough is, by far, one of our greatest living icons. So, it only makes sense that he broke a Guinness World Record when he made his Instagram debut recently. He is currently (as of October 2020) the fastest Instagram user to reach 1 million followers. It took him 4 hours and 44 minutes to be exact. (Sorry, Jennifer Aniston; you’re now in second place).


Sir David Attenborough opens the first exhibition of J.M.W. Turner’s original work in the house, the great landscape artist designed for himself in Twickenham, London. He is pictured in a room that had a view of the Thames in Turner’s time. Photo By James Veysey/Shutterstock

I think it goes to show that everyone wants a piece of Attenborough – a man whose voice is so soothing that we would all pay money to have him read us a bedtime story to put us to sleep.

The 94-year-old has just made what he calls his witness statement in the form of a Netflix documentary called A Life on Our Planet, and it’s an unforgettable one. Considering that Planet Earth, which debuted in 2006 and is narrated by Attenborough, still holds the Guinness World Record for being the most in-demand documentary show, I think it’s high time for us to do a spotlight on him…

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