Bored out of my mind today I unconsciously started singing the nursery rhyme:
“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”
Thats when I realised there was no mention of an egg throughout the rhyme.
What, we all just assumed Humpty was an egg? Melons can break, so can Pumpkins. If I fell off a fence with “a great fall”, hell, I’ll break too!
You know, the Bible never mentioned ‘apple’ either, it just said ‘Fruit’.
So suddenly Apples became the representation for all fruits? Peaches, Mangos, maybe even a Pawpaw was chowed on that day given that the garden must have had characteristics of tropical environment and apples growing in Temperate climates but fruit gatta be an apple?
The Bible again never mentioned the number of wise men. “Wise men from the east..” was all there was. Wise men was the popular name given to sorcerers in ancient times in Arabia and the whole of the middle east and farther out. But that’s besides the point. The phrase Wise men can refer to any number of men from two to 12 quadrillion. Who the heck picked Three?
Who put this all in?