Why Australia's oldest man knits sweaters for penguins

February 13, 2015 3:47 PM

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Why Australia's oldest man knits sweaters for penguins

A two-week-old Little Penguin rests against a stuffed animal in an incubator at the Cincinnati Zoo, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

When Alfred "Alfie" Date moved into a new retirement home on the New South Wales Central Coast last year, his reputation preceded him. But it wasn't his title of Australia's oldest person that the facility's nurses were most intrigued by.

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