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Australia's Science Agency issues cutest apology ever

Australia's Science Agency Apologizes For Failing to Create Dragons

By Jen Markham for Buzz60

Australia's national science agency feels like it has some explaining to do for failing to make mythical creatures like those in the new 'Hobbit' movie actually come to life.

It's possibly the most awesome government agency apology ever.

Sophie Lester, 7, of Queensland Australia apparently loves dragons so much that she wrote to the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization asking for one.

She promised to call it 'toothless' if they could make a girl, and 'Stuart' if they could create a boy. She also noted that she would play with them every weekend if they came to life.

Instead of dismissing the letter as childish fantasy, the CSIRO posted an apology not only to Sophie,
but to the entire nation.

The note said that CSIRO regrets that it has not been able to create a dragon or dragon eggs in the past 87 years.

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sleek.ster January 10 2014 at 2:08 AM


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nsheats January 10 2014 at 12:22 AM

What is wrong with these school boards. Has reason left their minds.

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irishroyal317 January 10 2014 at 12:19 AM

I think it's awesome that they took her seriously and treated her with such kindness and respect. Too many adults would stomp on her wonderful imagination. I love to see that they nurtured it.

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rbrightanswer January 10 2014 at 12:11 AM

Buzz 60 got it wrong. The little girl was not talking about the dragons from the Hobbit movie. She was talking about the dragon from the kid friendly movie "HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON." The picture she drew was of the black dragon named "TOOTHLESS."

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sumdumcoo January 09 2014 at 10:59 PM


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DJ January 09 2014 at 9:59 PM

The way genetics research is heading it may not be too far fetched to see things like designer animals in the future. The chinese have developed cats that glow under UV lights. Theres a British company thats breeding bulked up, genetically manipulated cattle that weigh up to 2 tons. I never understood the need to tinker with animals designs, Nature knew what it was doing when these critters evolved to suit the nitches they occupy, we can't do better. Our tinkering with species has resulted in things like hip dysplasia and chronic lung/breathing issues in dogs. Ferrets that have more chronic health issues than I can name... Just leave it alone.

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David January 09 2014 at 9:35 PM

Excellent teaching!

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aeriefarie January 09 2014 at 5:55 PM

National geographic had an article about the dinosaur eggs found fossilized in China and how they were being stolen. They are now protected. The mountain where they were found translates to green dragon mountain in English. Maybe some DNA some cloning

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Paleo clipper January 09 2014 at 11:47 PM

DNA that old degrades to far to be used. Besides, fossilized eggs= no longer any tissues, they have been turned to stone. At least in most cases. But still, you're talking about something 65+million years old. DNA just doesn't survive that long. Now Mammoths and the Giant Short Faced Bear....:D

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tkremar January 09 2014 at 5:51 PM

Well, I MEAN!!! Letting down a little girl with a simple request. Good sense of Humor CSIRO, let science flow.

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slackwarerobert January 09 2014 at 4:52 PM

First ainting I ever bought was a dragon using it's tail to open a can of tuna for a kitten.

Why didn't they splurge and send her to the hobbit sights. It is just off the cost of austrailia.

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labourboss January 10 2014 at 12:25 AM

1500+ miles off of the coast of Australia.

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