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Why is Humpty-Dumpty always depicted as an egg?

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Why is Humpty-Dumpty always depicted as an egg?
This remains a mystery. Scholars believe that the rhyme is more than 500 years old, originally written to mock a nobleman who fell from favor with England’s King Richard III. The rhyme has been changed and adapted in a number of different countries throughout history.

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