Norfolk scientists make flying horse genetic blunder
By Doug Trench, Defence Editor
A secret weapons laboratory in Norfolk has been shut down after attempts to make a flying horse ended in disaster.
Boffins at the Sheringham research facility believed they could mutate a horse’s genes with a duck so that it could fly, literally under the radar.
But the bold experiments went wrong when the mutant white horse turned out to have a duck’s head without wings so it couldn’t take off.
Funds from the Bernard Matthews Military Trust have now been withdrawn, and Norfolk’s hope of developing a “stealth horse” with which to attack Suffolk have been mothballed.
A scientist who is now applying for refugee status in Suffolk said: “We were tasked with creating something capable of flying under the radar and delivering a sh*t load of bombs. Unfortunately we just ended up with a duck-horse thing capable of nothing more than a bomb load of sh”t.”
The news is the latest set-back for Norfolk as it fights to overcome increasing border activity and incursions from the Suffolk Liberation Front.
Meanwhile, the duck-horse has been sent to graze in Downham Market, where human mutants live.