By Ian Bred, Norfolk Correspondent
Startling new research reveals Norfolk people have evolved from having six toes on each foot to just one.
Photographic evidence smuggled south of the border to Suffolk shows the bizarre secret hidden inside their clogs.
Experts say it’s likely that, over, time, the webbing between Norfolk people’s toes simply fused into one mass.
This then evolved into just one big toe, it has emerged.
Dr Lorraine Fisher, 34, a Norfolk Behavioural Studies professor at Suffolk Institute, said: “This is a rare photograph.
“At first we thought it was a freak of nature, but our enquiries reveal around 45% of the Norfolk population now has just one big toe.”
It is understood the evolution surprise has affected their ability to balance while standing up.
“For many years we had thought they were swaying under the influence of too much turnip hooch,” explained Dr Fisher.
The one-toe phenomenon is believed to have started in isolated west Norfolk but has now spread across the county.
It is believed locals now use garden shears to cut their one gigantic toenail.