Before Pinkfong’s Baby Shark invaded the world, we’ve had our fair share of favorite nursery rhymes that became the official soundtrack of our childhood.
But did you know some of our most beloved nursery rhymes have a dark history? Some of these seemingly innocent and playful lyrics actually have a more sinister background and meaning.
Let’s take a look.
- Humpty Dumpty
You all know how the song goes and how cartoons and story books portrayed poor Humpty. But did you notice that nowhere in the rhyme did they say that Humpty Dumpty was an egg? If you dig deeper, you’ll find that Humpty Dumpty was actually a large cannon used in the English Civil War. It was placed high on the wall, but when that wall fell, Humpty did so too. And none of the king’s horses and none of the king’s men could put Humpty Dumpty together again.
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