Hey, random thought; who said Humpty Dumpty was a giant egg man? The nursery rhyme says absolutely NOTHING about Humpty Dumpty being a giant egg man.
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
And all the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.
*pauses to research the origins of Humpty Dumpty*
Well, would you look at that. Apparently the rhyme was supposed to be some sort of lame riddle! I guess it's not entirely lame; "humpty dumpty" is early 19th century slang for a short, clumsy person, as well as a concoction of brandy boiled with ale. But anyway, the answer to the riddle appears to be an egg because certainly a person would not suffer irreparable damage if they fell off a wall.
What a disappointment.
I thought I'd discovered some missing link in today's culture as we know it...