A scientist just turned 104. His birthday wish is to die.

Source: MSN News

ByLindsey Bever

Pope Francis sitting in front of a book© Provided by WP Company LLC d/b/a The Washington PostChampagne bubbles danced in fancy glasses and birthday candles burned atop a cheesecake marking 104 years of a long and accomplished life.

David Goodall listened quietly as his loved ones started to sing.

Then he took a breath, made a wish and blew out the flames.

But Goodall was not wholeheartedly celebrating the milestone this month in Perth, Australia. The botanist and ecologist, who is thought to be the country’s oldest scientist, said that he has lived too long. And now, he said, he is ready to die.

 

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