Playing cards are so common today that we take them for granted. But, have you ever really looked closely at them or wondered what they could mean?Like, who is that suave King that doesn’t have a moustache? Here are 10 Things You Don’t Know About Playing Cards.
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Be Amazed at these Top 10 Things You Don’t Know About Playing Cards! Cards inspired many sayings - Many terms used during card games have been adopted as phrases in general life. Let’s look at a straightforward example first – ‘to follow suit’. How the four suits arose - It is generally agreed that playing cards originated in China in the 9th century before spreading to many other countries. Why there is a joker - The joker card first appeared in printed card decks in the 1860s. The card was used as the Best Bower, which was an extra trump card in the new American version of the game Euchre. Why the King of Hearts doesn’t have a moustache - If you’ve ever played close attention to the Kings in your card deck, you’ll have noticed the King of Hearts is unique for a couple of reasons. The King of Hearts is stabbing himself - The second unique thing about the King of Hearts relates to his weapon. Until the 1800s his weapon of choice was a battle axe, and yet today he holds a sword.
Why there are 52 cards in a deck - It’s the French we can thank for there being 52 cards in a standard deck. Different countries developed different versions of card decks which ranged from 24 to 52 cards. The court cards were attributed with personalities of historical figures - Because the court cards obviously represent positions in social hierarchy, over time people came to attribute historical royal figures to these cards. Why is the Ace of Spades is different? Ever noticed that the Ace of Spades often has a more ornate design than other aces?This practice originated in Europe in the 16th century, where there was a tax on the manufacturing of playing cards. It’s possible a deck of cards has never been properly shuffled and yielded the same result in all of history - You’ll be aware that there are many ways to shuffle a deck of cards. The most common are rifle shuffling, as used in casinos, Hindu shuffles, commonly used in Asia, and the overhand shuffle, which is perhaps the easiest technique. Design secrets behind Bicycle cards - The United States Playing Card Company ownsBicycle brand cards which are the most iconic cards worldwide, originating from the first back design which featured penny-farthing.
IDK how much I buy #1 about G.Is leaving their Ace of Spades on dead Vietcong for a few reasons... first and probably most obvious, that would be way to difficult to come up with that many Ace of Spaded in a war. We killed 10's of thousands of them and it would be very, very difficult to come up with even half of that many cards. Second, I've seen service men wearing cards in their helmets back to WW2. So I'm not sure how legit #1 actually is. Although I'ld def. love to learn more about it! THANKS FOR THE VIDEO! DEF. WORTH MY TIME!
King of Spades.. King David.. HAHAHAHAHAHA! Too funny.. We got our pack of cards from the Tarot.. Major arcana and minor arcana.. Our modern cards come from the minor arcana.. As for "king david".. Just the usual propaganda I am afraid.. lol Not amazed! lol
At the near beginning of this video (.31), describing the phrase "To follow suit" ..... It depicts a woman in a power suit pointing the way for a bunch of sadsack men. That's as far as we got. You can take this BS video and it's feminist subliminal messages and shove it up your ass.
maybe the king of hearts had a girlfriend who didnt like it when they kissed that she felt his mustache hairs so he had to shave it and later his girlfriend broke up with him and it felt like he was stabd in the heart!!! (remember he is the king of hearts) possible?
if i made a deck of cards,it would have fancy designs for all the ace cards and the names of all the royal members would be printed (with the jack of hearts being called "Jack") and the jokers would be jokers and stuff and stuff and stuff and stuff and CARD TRICKS
Why does the King of Hearts have four hands on the picture? I believe that the Queen of Spades took out king of hearts. First evidence is look closely at the sleeves on the Queen of Spades and the other hand holding a sword on the Kingdom Hearts. Every other face card does not have sleeve.
THAT WAS A BADASS VIDEO, BRO! REALLY ENJOYED IT! I'll be honest... I've been playing with cards for almost 25 years now and even like to think of myself at this moment as a semi-pro card player and yet I think I maybe knew 1 or 2 of the 10! GREAT VIDEO AND GLAD I WATCHED! #ThumbsUpButton
They aren't sticks, they are wands. Those are not bells, they are orbs. How do you figure the king of hearts has no facial hair? He, obviously, has a beard! It's not a rifle shuffle, it's a riffle shuffle.
Number 5 interests me in that 52 cards (52 weeks in a year). Originally in the 1800's there was only one joker, but then in the late 1940's 2 jokers were incorporated into the decks for the game of Canasta. The four seasons corresponding to the four suits and then adding the value of the cards plus 1 for the joker was quite interesting. The most mind blowing was the maps in the card. I had heard of this before, but still find it quite amazing.
What surprised me the most is there is no mention of tarot cards as the forerunner. THAT is where coins cups wands and swords, the four suits, originate. Also there were 4 court cards, but the knight and page were combined.
The older suits of swords, coins, cups and sticks still remains as the common suits in the minor arcana of tarot cards. About the only difference my set of cards - my Dragon Age set - has is that the "sticks" are Staves because a stave is another name for a staff, and thus the weapon of a Mage, which is appropriate in a game universe where the situation Mages live in is a big issue. Most of the Staves cards are also Mage-related.
The king of harts is not killing himself it’s actually the queen of spades that is killing the king you can see this when you look closer to the sleeve of the hand holding. The sword and the kings hands are actually on the card
The jokers also represent day and night/sun and moon. The back of the cards are night while the front is day, there are 12 court cards and 12 months. 13 cards in each suit and 13 weeks in each season. If you do a perfect riffle shuffle from new deck order 24 times it will shuffle full circle back to new deck order.
In cartomancy (card reading) you got the association of the black cards backwards. Spades are air, Imagine a sword being swung through the air, Clubs are fire, a symbol of power, clubs are also wands, imagine a wand yielding the power of fire.
I’ve known most of these, but I’m a hobby card magician, so I have and use a lot of cards :) It should be noted that a deck of cards “technically” has more than 52 cards — a new deck contains 56 cards (52 normal cards, 2 jokers and 2 “brand” cards; many specialist decks contain special cards instead of brand cards, such as blank cards, duplicate cards or double-backed cards). Also, USPCC/bycicle poker cards are not just the most iconic, they arguably handle the best too: an air cushoned finish means they fan easily/slide nicely, the triple glued layers mean they’re flexible but very durable. Some competitors are good too, but many cheap brands are just plain shit.
I wanna say, following what ive seen in your video, I think The King of Heart should be a representation of the Pope. Thus, Ithink, he does not have mustache because it is a symbol of virility, wich is kind of opposite of chastity. Also I presume that his sword is a spiritual one, kinda symbol of wisdom...
There was no such thing as a "middle class' in medieval society. "Middle class" is a term that is specific to, and a product of, bourgeois capitalism, which occurred several hundred years later. Read a real scholarly book instead of uncritically ingesting these pseudo-factoids like so many knowledge McNuggets, and then regurgitating this nonsense all over your acquaintances.
they also could explode!!!!!!!! the card was torn up in pieces and soaked in water for a 3 or four days then put in a pipe and then the ends of the pipe sealed. then hold the pipe over a emergency candle and rotate it little by little. the wet ink in the card with the increasing heat would cause it to explode. this happened in prison one time, a prisoner did this knowing the ink when soaked would become explosive when heated up in high temperature .
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