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Ernest Easton
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In 1996, then 87 year old Ernest completed his doctoral thesis on railway costings to become the world's oldest person to attain the status of PHD, according to the Guinness Book of Records.

Ernest worked for the Victorian Railways before his retirement and on receiving the certificate from GBR said "It proves that when you get older, your mental capacity, your sense of challenge and your ability to meet challenges don't decrease."

How did he do it working 9 to 5 for the railway?


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