7-Year-Old Pens Adorable Letter To Scientists Asking For Them To Invent Something We All Need

More kids should be writing letters to scientists and asking for things, because the end result is so freakin’ adorable and also, I fully agree with what little Australian Sophie here is doing. I mean, she isn’t asking for something that wouldn’t be awesome and useful to each and every one of us and as long as we are asking for things here, I’ll have what Sophie is having.

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(Image: CSIRO)

For those of you not experts in deciphering the penmanship of small children, the letter reads:

Hello Lovely Scientist

My name is Sophie and I am 7 years old. My dad told me about the scientists at the CSIRO. Would it be possible if you can make a dragon for me. I would like it if you could but if you can’t thats fine.

I would call it toothless if it was a girl and if it is a boy I would name it Stuart.

I would keep it in my special green grass area where there are lots of space. I would feed it raw fish and I would put a collar on it. If it got hurt I would bandage it if it hurt himself. I would play with it every weekend when there is no school.

Love from Sophie

I also think Stuart is an excellent name for a boy dragon!

Sophie also art directed what she feels this dragon should look like:

dragon

I think we can all agree that he is quite the handsome dragon. The cutest part of this is, CSIRO has responded on their website:

We’ve been doing science since 1926 and we’re quite proud of what we have achieved. We’ve put polymer banknotes in your wallet, insect repellent on your limbs and Wi-Fi in your devices. But we’ve missed something.

There are no dragons.

Over the past 87 odd years we have not been able to create a dragon or dragon eggs. We have sighted an eastern bearded dragon at one of our telescopes, observed dragonflies and even measured body temperatures of the mallee dragon. But our work has never ventured into dragons of the mythical, fire breathing variety.

And for this Australia, we are sorry.

 

Yeah you better be sorry, because it’s not just Sophie and Australians missing out on this, it’s the rest of us too.

I hope all of you Australian readers keep us updated and let us know if in fact that one day your lovely scientists do invent something like this because if so, one of you is mailing me one.

(H/T Jezebel, images: CSIRO)

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    • LadyClodia

      So cute!
      And, really, wouldn’t Australia be the best place to first have some dragons? They have so many deadly animals as it is that a few dragons shouldn’t make much of a difference.

      • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

        COME ON AUSTRALIA DO THIS FOR US

    • pixie

      THIS MUST HAPPEN!!!

    • Kay_Sue

      I have to ask the obvious: Does Australia really need ANOTHER super potentially fatal animal?

      That letter is freaking adorable though. I too think Stuart would be a wonderful name for a male dragon, although I would totally call mine Drogon. Dibs on Drogon! I need you all to remember that.

      • Natasha B

        Hubs and I watched a documentary on Australia the other day, and I was like….is there anything there that WON’T kill you? How are there even people there?

      • Kay_Sue

        I saw that they discovered a venomous octopus, and OF COURSE, it was in Australia. I imagine the only reason there are still people there is that they are a very strong and hardy people. Nigh on indestructible, perhaps.

      • Natasha B

        I’m not cut out for Australia. I lived in TN for awhile and encountered a copperhead, a water moccasin, and a black widow. I now live in MN where the only thing that tries to kill us is the windchill.

      • Kay_Sue

        We have our fair share of venomous snakes, but we aren’t heavy on spiders. I can deal with snakes. I can’t deal with spiders.

        Our first cold snap this year, we had these big ass tan wolf spiders that all decided to come into the house. Which has tan carpets. It was a nightmare. I was all set to move, but my husband said breaking the lease would be an expensive way to get rid of spiders…

      • Natasha B

        I. Would. Die. Spiders are very sneaky scary creatures. Eeeeesh.

      • Edify

        If it helps, in 34 years, the only deadly creature I’ve encountered (alive) is a redback spider.

      • Gangle

        Oh man, really? I’ve had red-backs, funnel-webs, brown snakes, red-belly-black snakes and one particularly evil swooping magpie, and that is just in my backyard!

      • Edify

        Ooh.. I hate the maggies. There is a particularly evil one at our local playground. No snakes in our back yard but plenty of non-venomous spiders. At least, I chose to believe they all are. We see a lot of friendly blue tongue lizards in the area too. We also get blue ringed octopuses at the local beach. I’m not a fan of creatures with too many or not enough legs so I go with the avoidance tactic.

      • Gangle

        Avoidance is the best tactic. I have a giant huntsman that hangs out in the hallway that I avoid like the plague. He his horrid and spooky and sometimes prevents me from getting to the bathroom in the middle of the night. I hate that guy. I hate funnelweb season, because my dog likes to insist on riling them up and trying to chase them in the house. Too cruel. I mean, if she really wanted to do me a favour she would just eat them for me. Not try and chase them inside.

      • pixie

        I went to Australia when I was 8 and stayed a night with my cousins at their beach house either along the Gold Coast or the Sunshine Coast (can’t remember if it was North or South of Brisbane) and encountered a huntsman there. I was not impressed.

      • Kay_Sue

        The spiders alone are why I cannot visit Australia. I just can’t. I am seriously archnophobic. I’d die. Of a heart attack, not any kind of bites.

      • Gangle

        Oh man I hate spiders so much. So many legs. And they are sneaky. Plus, if you are insane like me then you will totally believe in ‘spider germs’. I cannot even touch an object or surface if I see a spider scurry across it until it has been cleaned.

      • Kay_Sue

        I feel you on such a deep level right now. I hate those little bastards.

      • Gangle

        Oh man, the scariest spider story I have is the time when I realised that I had a shower WITH A SPIDER. It was one of the biggest huntsmans I have ever seen, and I didn’t notice it until I turned to leave the shower… and there it was, sitting there on the shower door handle, malevolently blocking my way out. It didn’t care that I screamed. It didn’t care that I threw my loofah at it (I think it was bigger than my loofah). It did care that I threw the shampoo, conditioner and bodywash bottles at it, but all it did was get really pissed off at me and started to rear up on its back legs at me. It took 45 minutes for my husband to get home and realise that I was trapped in the shower and come rescue me. That spider was an arsehole.

      • Edify

        I sprayed what I thought looked like a small harmless black spider once and as I sprayed, hundreds of little spiders jumped off their mum and scurried under my couch. I had a heart attack and frantically sprayed everywhere to kill the little bastards whilst screaming. I sent my then boyfriend out for more spray, barrier spray and vodka. Then I had a Valium to sleep.

      • Gangle

        Oh man, I would have freaked. I hate those wolf spider things. They also carry their stupid babies on their backs. It is hideous.

      • Rachel Sea

        My wife is the same way. It’s been pretty solidly determined that we will never vacation anywhere warmer than Anaheim.

      • Kay_Sue

        I do not blame her in the slightest.

      • Edify

        I learnt to live with Huntsman by naming them all Clarke. Much friendlier bug catchers after you name them :-)

        Is your dog trying to get even with you for something?

      • Paul White

        It won’t notice the difference.

      • Kay_Sue

        Which is precisely why they should send it somewhere that it will be appreciated for the terrifying awesomeness that it is.

      • Gangle

        We push dangerous animals out of the way just to get to the car in the morning. A dragon should be nothing.

      • Edify

        Car? Don’t you mean kangaroo?

      • Gangle

        Of course I do, lol! Just hop in the pouch and go.

      • Kay_Sue

        It would be very eco-friendly!

      • Gangle

        lol, it certainly is! The downside is that you never really know where you are going to end up.

    • Natasha B

      Aw Toothless was the best :) loved that movie. Seriously, science, get on this. I wants one! And also a miniature giraffe.
      Thanks.

      • EX

        Oh! Oh! A miniature giraffe! Like in that commercial (no idea what it was for)! I so want one.

      • Kay_Sue

        Not only wanting a miniature giraffe, but also not remembering what the commercial was for. That’s incredibly ineffective marketing, especially since I too remember intensely longing for a miniaturized giraffe and have no idea what the rest of the commercial was about at all. ;)

      • Natasha B

        Ha! Yes. No clue what the commercial was for. I now you can hop on a waiting list for miniature giraffes-they’re breeding them in Russia ;)

      • Kay_Sue

        Russia still owes me a domesticated fox. I want one of those so bad.

      • Natasha B

        Exactly. All I noticed about the commercial was the giraffe. Maybe a liquor campaign? No clue…

      • darras

        If it’s the one with the Russian? Google-fu tells me it’s an ad for DirecTV, But FORGET THE TV! I want a miniature giraffe! *watches again*

    • Paul White

      I’ve long said I won’t be satisfied with genetically modified organisms until I have a pocket T-rex as a pet.

      • Edify

        Last night my 3yo told me she wants to bring back the dinosaurs but she will make them be friendly

    • Janok Place

      House Hippo. I want a house hippo.

    • http://www.gamedevwidow.weebly.com/ Theresa Edwards

      There is so much D’awww in this post that I just can not even.

    • Edify

      As an Australian, I think it would be awesome if our federally funded scientific organization could do this. Alas, our new government is slashing science funding and the CSIRO is one group feeling the pain. I dare say they’ll receive another funding cut after this because someone has time to kill!

    • Rachel Sea

      A friend of mine is a mad scientist, and has promised me that as soon as he can figure out how to make a dragon, that I get one.