Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization researches everything from polymer banknotes to microwave landing systems, but rarely does it venture into creating dragons. Until now.
Young Sophie Lester wrote a letter to CSIRO scientists in hopes of getting a dragon of her very own, and in the process charmed them with her request.
"Hello Lovely Scientist," the little girl wrote. "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." … Read more