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.
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 canâ€™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:
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:
Weâ€™ve been doing science since 1926 and weâ€™re quite proud of what we have achieved. Weâ€™ve put polymer banknotes in your wallet, insect repellent on your limbs and Wi-Fi in your devices. But weâ€™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)