The horror…

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Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.


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    Luke Magnifico

    Oh dear god.

    numb7rs

    ‘Nursery rhymes’ are mostly based on true historical events, and a lot of them are seriously fucked up.

    metalhead2061

    Ring Around the Rosie is my favorite.

    Saborlas

    Humpty Dumpty was supposedly based on a king who died in battle after falling from his horse. One of the Richards, if I recall correctly.

    Lareon

    Humpty Dumpty is actually a cannon based in Colchester (about 5 miles from where i live)

    Luke Magnifico

    Really it’s asking a bit much for horses to conduct reconstructive surgery on anything, be it an egg or a man.

    Cy85

    In owing to the history behind the nursery rhyme, “king’s horses and king’s men” probably refers to cavalry and infantrymen respectively.

    djethex

    I thought the rhyme never said he was an egg because it was supposed to be a riddle.

    Lareon

    ok ill give some more info,

    humpty dumpty was a royalist cannon in the English civil war, it was knocked down by a collapsing wall, the royalist troops (all the kings horses and men) tried to put it back up on the wall but because it was too large they couldn’t

    end of story.

    Myself

    It was a riddle. It is not known whether or not it is about a person/object or if it is completely fictional.