Why do we think Humpty Dumpty is an egg?
Question“Humpty Dumpty Sat On A Wall, Humpty Dumpty Had a Great Fall, All the Kings Horses, And All the Kings Men, Couldn’t Put Humpty Together Again” Why do we think Humpty is an egg? It doesn’t say it anywhere.
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Name: Peter, London
Qualification: Egg-cellent knowledge
Answer: Humpty Dumpty is a very old gun, which didn’t have a modern tube barrel, it was really egg-shaped. They didn't have the technology to make a narrow tube which would be strong enough to cope with the explosion, so it was egg-shaped.
Name: James O’Brien
Qualification: There’s nothing I don’t know
Answer: Humpty Dumpty used to be a gun, a cannon dislodged from Chichester Castle wall. That obviously wasn’t very child-friendly, so I suspect they turned him into something that would break if it fell. Hence, an egg.