He was well known for towing thirteen boats at a time across various harbors up until the age of 70. In addition to being a human tugboat, he once approached my friend at a mall food court and gave him an unsolicited shoulder rub. To which my friend responded, “Oh hi. Nice to see you.” And then seconds after, “Who the eff was that guy?!”
But that’s the kind of person Jack LaLanne was. He’d swim wearing shackles while towing over a dozen boats behind his 70-year old body and give shoulder rubs to strangers while they dined on China Wok.
He also invented the Juice Tiger. (NY Times)