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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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Hello Joe January 09 2014 at 11:32 AM

Sophie you and I share a last name, spelled the same.

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dickn2000b Hello Joe January 09 2014 at 11:39 AM

So you are Chester The Mo Lester.

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Billy Rogers January 09 2014 at 9:51 AM

And if you ever wonder why we love those Aussies, this is one good reason to start!

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Sue January 09 2014 at 9:38 AM

I can never find a picture on these posts. What am I doing wrong, or not doing at all in order to see a picture? Help!

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rwilliamhoward Sue January 09 2014 at 10:42 AM

What kind of connection to the internet have you? (should be DSL or more) What operating system in on your computer? (At least 95 or newer, preferably XP or better) Is your computer loaded with junk files? How much memory does it have? How fast (or slow) is the processor? Any and all of these things can lose your pictures.

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jackgrenan January 09 2014 at 10:45 AM

Thanks for trying and keeping the spirit of hope & imagination alive! I am 61 yrs old and will never lose the child in me, it gives me hope and smiles. I wrote a book after fighting 4th stage called 500 Reasons to Smile,, it is free no tricks I am just blessed to be alive I also spent 3 months in a coma with a 106 degree fever ...i died & floated over my own body & saw heaven....crazy but true...God Bless & keep the child in all of us! PS I still believe the story in England & movie about real fairies is real...I hope God Bless All who fight to survive every day! jackgrenan@netscape.net I am a hypnotherapist & trained psychologist who cannot work due to cancer & coma complications I just help anyone who asks..................Doc Smile More!!

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cherokee jackgrenan January 09 2014 at 2:09 PM

WOW.....It seems that you have really had problems. Let us pray that you can continue on for many years.

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Kate jackgrenan January 09 2014 at 3:38 PM

I've heard about your book. Glad to hear that you've still got such a great spirit, and appreciated the equally lovely spirit of this little girl, who promised to play with her dragon every weekend.

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mphseason January 09 2014 at 9:06 AM

um.....Kummona Dragons are my grandsons favorite dragon at the zoo.....guess that little girl needs to go watch when they feed them, and she will see that they are not cuddly and sweet....imo

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mvcriscione mphseason January 09 2014 at 9:24 AM

What is a Kummona Dragon?

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val mvcriscione January 09 2014 at 10:11 AM

Komodo Dragons google it or were you just being rude?

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rwilliamhoward mvcriscione January 09 2014 at 10:46 AM

It's a breed of LIZARD. He looks very like the fantacy-type dragon. He is also a LARGE lizard. And he is NOT 'cuddly'.

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rcarrowood January 09 2014 at 9:06 AM

good manners is great education

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Joe rcarrowood January 09 2014 at 10:37 AM

I got it!

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Scott January 09 2014 at 9:04 AM


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redbeauty1133 January 09 2014 at 9:00 AM

I heard some dragon eggs have just been uncovered by the global thawing of Antartica we could still be in luck....

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bigg1957 redbeauty1133 January 09 2014 at 10:19 AM

Too late, Al Gore had them for breakfast last weekend.

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strawbuild January 09 2014 at 8:43 AM

Dragon puppies are just so hard to find these days.

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tscsandite January 09 2014 at 10:34 AM

Puff, the magic dragon....mane

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