Little Girl Asks Science Agency For A Pet Dragon And They Totally Give Her One
7-year-old Sophie wished for little on her Christmas list this year. She merely wanted a pet dragon. Nothing major--just a dragon that she would name either Toothless or Stuart depending on its gender. Her desire inspired her to pen a letter to Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) asking the "Lovely Scientist," in charge to make her wish come true.
CSIRO, responded with an apology to young Sophie, saying that in the decades they've been doing science, no research on dragons has been done. Sophie was not discouraged, but rather inspired even more by the correspondence. She and her friends all want to be scientists now. As the story caught media attention, CSIRO was flooded with letters and about how they could help make Sophie's dream come true, which led the scientists to act.
With the help of a 3D printer, they constructed a dragon just for her. Watch a bit of their dragon-making process below:
For more on the story, including the full correspondence between Sophie and CSIRO, go to Huff Post Good News.