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Why Was Humpty Dumpty an Egg?

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Humpty Dumpty is a character in a riddle that is portrayed as an egg. The riddle does not mention the egg but it is believed that Humpty Dumpty is an egg because the answer to the riddle is an egg.
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Humpty Dumpty is a character in a nursery rhyme. It is not stated why he is depicted as an egg. The rhyme was published in 1810 and was originally a riddle. The term 'humpty dumpty' also refers to a drink of brandy boiled with ale.
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Who ever said Humpty Dumpty was an egg? 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 Dumpty back
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1. Boil at least two eggs per child in case they're not happy with their initial efforts. 2. Cover a table or other flat surface with newspapers. Set up the egg dye as the instructions
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There are various theories of the origin of Humpty Dumpty. According to an insert taken from the East Anglia Tourist Board in England, Humpty Dumpty was a powerful cannon during the
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I think the first instance was in how he was depicted in illustrations in Lewis Carroll's Alice Through the Looking Glass in 1871. Source(s) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Humpty
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