Posted: 10 January, 2014 by Rhiannon

Adorable Little Girl Asks CSIRO For Dragon

Science body forced to apologise for lack of dragon-based research

Tags: CSIRO, Sophie wants a Dragon, Dragons, Dragon Research, Dragon Request, Smaug


Most little girls want a pony.

Sophie is so much more boss than most little girls. She wants a freakin' dragon.

So, when her parents told the seven-year-old that they couldn't help her out, she asked science:


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



When the CSIRO got the letter, they knew that Sophie wasn't an idiot and took the time to apologise for their lack of action on dragons.

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...

And for this Australia, we are sorry.

What do YOU want the CSIRO to spend more time on? Personally I'd like more unicorn research.

UPDATE: Sophie got her wish! Sort of! The CSIRO have made her a 3D Printed Dragon out of Titanium. Say hello to Toothless!

Tags: CSIRO, Sophie wants a Dragon, Dragons, Dragon Research, Dragon Request, Smaug

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