This week the Washington Post astonished the world by discovering that the average age of the members of the Rolling Stones -- 68 years and 297 days, exceeds that of the U.S. Supreme Court by almost two years. Perpetuating the hilarity, MiLW Blog extended the comparison to the Michigan Supreme Court, but its analysis, alas, was incomplete:
Of the four justices whose birthdates could be found — Chief Justice Robert Young Jr. and Justices Michael Cavanagh, Marilyn Kelly and Stephen Markman — the average age is 67 ½.
When the missing ages of the other three Justices are added to the equation -- Justice Diane Hathaway at 58, Justice Brian Zahra at 52, and Justice Mary Beth Kelly at 50 -- the average age of the court falls to a mere 61 ½.
More to the point (whatever it is), The Rolling Stones and Justice Mary Beth Kelly both came into being in the same year -- 1962.