23rd August 03:36 PM
11-year-old tries to bribe NZ PM Ardern to conduct dragon research
By Semi Turaga
Tuesday 14/05/2019
Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has rejected a "bribe" from an 11‑year‑old girl who wrote asking her government to conduct dragon research.

The girl, identified only as Victoria, wanted to be given telekinetic powers so she could become a dragon trainer.

She included NZ$5 with her letter, apparently as a bribe.

Writing back on official letterhead, Ardern said her administration was "not currently doing any work in... psychics and dragons."

But in a handwritten note, she added: "P.S. I'll still keep an eye out for those dragons. Do they wear suits?"

The letter exchange first emerged on web forum Reddit after a picture of the PM's reply was posted by a user who claimed his little sister had tried to "bribe Jacinda".

The Reddit user said his youngest sister wanted the government to "make [dragons] telekinetic... and wanted to find out what they know about dragons and if they had found any yet, so she could train them".

Explaining the niche request, the schoolgirl's brother said her interest in telepathy comes from the Netflix Sci‑Fi series Stranger Things, which features telepathy and telekinesis ‑ the power to move things using one's mind.

[BBC]

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