Experimental Subjects Escape Lab, Storm Capitol

A scientific study at Capitol State University took an unexpected turn yesterday when thousands of experimental subjects escaped the confines of a campus laboratory. What was supposed to be a ground-breaking study on conscious behavior in unborn fetuses became an immediate threat to national security when the fetuses suddenly developed into adult bodies and escaped the lab.

The experimental fetuses struggled with adapting to the world, aimlessly wandering around campus for a few minutes before being directed by the President of the United States, who urged them to move towards the Capitol Building. A third-year Economics student, Beatrice Blankenship, described the scene:

“Yeah, I just saw a whole bunch of really weird looking people coming out of one of the science buildings all at the same time. I thought it was just a class getting out at first but then I noticed some of them seemed to be wearing fur. Others had really long beards and they all looked straight at the sun when they got out, like they had never seen it before. Then they started to make grunting sounds, pointing at random objects. A few minutes later the grunts turned into chants of “Trump won! Trump won!” and that’s when it hit me. The fetuses had escaped.”

When they arrived at the Capitol Building, police were befuddled by the scene. An officer who declined to be identified said, on behalf of the men and women sworn to protect the building: “We were very confused. We could tell they resembled adult humans, but we could see there was something a bit off. They weren’t black, so I said okay, at least we know they’re not a threat. We saw several of them were holding guns, and that made us feel more comfortable; so we kind of just let them in so they could do their thing for a while.”

The fetuses roamed the building, taking videos, causing violence, and stealing podiums, which it appears they believed to be food. After hours of confusion and chaos, President Trump urged the fetuses to finally go home, but they only seemed confused by the directive.

The final results of the experiment remain to be determined, but it’s clear that fetuses have yet to demonstrate any evidence of conscious behavior.

*The above article is satire, a literary technique using exaggeration, ridicule, and humor to expose the human condition.

Jason Brendel
Jason Brendel

Jason Brendel is an author, poet, and comedian from Northern California. You can follow him on Instagram @jasonbrendel.

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