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Top 10 Things You Don’t Know About Playing Cards

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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. Subscribe for more! ► http://bit.ly/BeAmazedSubscribe ◄ Stay updated ► http://bit.ly/BeAmazedFacebook https://twitter.com/BeAmazedVideos https://instagram.com/BeAmazedVideos ◄ For copyright queries or general inquiries please get in touch: beamazedvideos@gmail.com Credit: https://pastebin.com/epMk2vRy 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.
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BE AMAZED (1 year ago)
That one about the cards containing a map really surprised me! Which one surprised you?
alfezexr Won (4 days ago)
me love your videos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
chula chalupa (1 month ago)
Rahere Well and eloquently stated!
chula chalupa (1 month ago)
EarthSurferUSA Wouldn't the merchants be the middle class, since they weren't members of the church, aristocracy, or proletariat?
Damien X (2 months ago)
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!
ruman962 (2 months ago)
BE a mazed
The Bat (11 hours ago)
"Bicycle playing cards best known worldwide"..have never heard of them before this.!!!! 😂😂😂
Michael Fries (1 day ago)
Adding up the card values doesn't make 365
alfezexr Won (4 days ago)
i saw the texan and bicycle ace of spades are the same
alfezexr Won (4 days ago)
why are there has black and red decks?
Mathias Arnov (4 days ago)
Sure, Julius Caesar wasn’t emperor, however Augustus - whom you’ve chosen to show in nr 4 instead of Caesar - was.
COWMAN MOO (6 days ago)
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
Barbara Barbee (12 days ago)
Pretty dang cool!
Jorge Mirabal (12 days ago)
You just had me intrigued about these cards very interesting, thank you for sharing
isaac P. (13 days ago)
Card I sue you cause I know all this? You claimed I did not. That's a lie
Mohammed Tahir (14 days ago)
Stephen Howlett (15 days ago)
Wow I think the whole lot surprised 😮 me but maybe the king stabbing himself or maybe the ace of spades ♠️ being ornate because of tax or ..... yes the whole lot.
Card-2d2 (16 days ago)
Rifle shuffling???? It's riffle!
jayna reynolds (17 days ago)
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.
Kealani (18 days ago)
There is no mention of the Tarot, which, if you take out the Major Arcana, exactly parallels the modern playing deck.. Except for the Joker, who is the equivalent of the Fool. Glaring omission.
Joey Valencia (21 days ago)
The king of hearts represents victory
brian van Bregt (28 days ago)
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?
Platypus and Wolf army (1 month ago)
Death in war and the king of hearts with the sword.
reklis hooligan (1 month ago)
If you faro shuffle (out faro) perfectly 8 times in a row the deck will return back to the order it was in before your first faro shuffle.
Bruce Snider (1 month ago)
At 6:31 of video you see a king of hearts with a moustache. Not all decks of cards showed a moustache-less king.
BasherBrookes (1 month ago)
I’m surprised there’s no mention of cards with naked ladies on them.
Mr Reality (1 month ago)
The king of hearts is not killing himself it's the queen of spades that's murdering him. checkout the sleeves on your playing cards they match.
Gundapu Baladitya (1 month ago)
Harvo Spoon (1 month ago)
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
ShutUpCatProductions (1 month ago)
Trump 2020
Torey Storey (1 month ago)
no mustache = pedophilia devious slave to the system or Seriously GAY 🤠 howdy
Austin Byers (1 month ago)
Riffle not rifle
the ace of spades pretty informitive
Ty Engler (1 month ago)
duh on the king of hearts he is being stabbed by some one unless he has 3 arms
Raziel Salvatore (1 month ago)
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.
Cajun Plaisance (1 month ago)
I had no idea the French invented them, makes me happy!
Ronald Delvax (1 month ago)
correction on no. 9: spades (swords) represent air, clubs (sticks) represent fire...
Dana Field (1 month ago)
What surprised me the most is that I watched this video!!!
s Johnston (1 month ago)
''Blacker than the Ace of Spades...?''
vearak Ngeth (2 months ago)
Stube his brain in the head to klubbin
Ann Marie Miller (2 months ago)
You are so thief you rob my sister a queen
How about those Iraqi Most Wanted? Husband was there & remembers. Sure wish he had an unopened deck.
Bobbalu Martin (2 months ago)
ok i added up the value of all the cards plus 1 for the joker and it doesn`t make sence. it didn`t add up to 365. what am i doing wrong?
Bobbalu Martin (2 months ago)
the one that if you add all the numbers up you 365
Damien X (2 months ago)
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
Staar Gaazing (2 months ago)
Red Vynil (2 months ago)
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.
Anthony Oliveri (2 months ago)
The king's represent 4 real kinds the one without the mustache is King lowie the child King
ruman962 (2 months ago)
♣lucky♠war ♥love♦,diamond
Vlad Putin (2 months ago)
If the King of Hearts is stabbing himself then he has 3 arms, which is why logical people reach the conclusion that he is being stabbed by someone else.
Alauddin Ahmed (2 months ago)
Alauddin Ahmed (2 months ago)
Tim Liebrock (2 months ago)
#5 is not correct, no matter how I try I can't get 365 by adding all the cards
P J Rupe (2 months ago)
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.
Suraiya Bevum (2 months ago)
Suraiya Bevum (2 months ago)
Dimonds Ann Pearls (2 months ago)
I miss my bbz
Jake 63 "the magician" (2 months ago)
There is 13 cards in each suit, there are 13 weeks in each season
Mike Gaddass (2 months ago)
That's roughly eight hundred octodecillion combinations.
Kanime Suzaka (2 months ago)
Why tf is this in a redline restoration playlist?
jordanjamesarmstrong (2 months ago)
3:29 bottom left joker, i have that joker tattoo on my arm
Fett Up with Puns (2 months ago)
that king without a mustache is Chum Lee
Billy Hill (2 months ago)
knew about the ace of spades in vietnam...my dad has 2 he brought back in 1968...
Cheryl Campbell (2 months ago)
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.
Mimi Sardinia (2 months ago)
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.
William Kuchon (3 months ago)
Jesus, what a bunch of crap... The "playing cards" are just the Minor Arcana Tarot Cards. 10 mins of stupid.
BaddMatt (3 months ago)
You forgot to talk about the One Eyed Jacks!
PickMe Stan (3 months ago)
8:00 "rifle shuffling"
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
Charles Carvin (3 months ago)
The ace of spade is a black king
Gizmo TeknoDekkeR (3 months ago)
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.
Idnhtfan (3 months ago)
Why is this in baremetalHW’s playlist?
Metalsnake (3 months ago)
Is it true that China has a claim to inventing playing cards?
Markess A. Wilder (3 months ago)
If the cards originated (As you say) in China and then found in Egypt why are none of the kings Chinese or Egyptian?
scott mcadam (3 months ago)
No mention of the one eyed jack ! Why not ? , i am bitterly disapointed ! Such a let down.
stuart palm (3 months ago)
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.
guywithknife (3 months ago)
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.
keith salisbury (3 months ago)
you learn something new everyday .. now i must shuffle off ...
Mr. E's Mysteries (3 months ago)
It surprised me that "riffle" is pronounced "rifle."
gausal laskar (3 months ago)
Icy (3 months ago)
But how come count cards don't look at the ace of spades but they look at all the other symbols??
Cards are a Hindu imperial game. I play the entire public with a meaning; full of characters. Hearts diamonds spades and clubs are all just characteristic of people.
Newt's Games & Puzzles (3 months ago)
The card backs shown at the 54 second mark are our Two2six cards which is a six-handed deck.
Tyson C (3 months ago)
The added value of all the cards in the deck, plus one for the joker is not 365, it's 341.
Guitarded (3 months ago)
wow, i found a good video on youtube. i really enjoyed this.
Tiger58 (3 months ago)
I think that there probably have been 2 shuffles with the same result because all new decks start in the same order
Mr Goodgamer (3 months ago)
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...
montana hartsock (3 months ago)
The ace of spades is actually different because Lemmy Kilmister went back in time and made cards
Van Nocturne (3 months ago)
1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+1 = 46 not 365.
Seven Pointed Star (3 months ago)
Huh, interesting!?
daniel mcfarlane (3 months ago)
I know one thing about playing cards you can make a bomb out of them
Michael Mallal (3 months ago)
Maybe Marco Polo introduced cards from China?
E DUB (3 months ago)
Ace of spades was the best.
jmad627 (3 months ago)
Why are Jacks, called Jacks?
Andy Jay (3 months ago)
King of Diamonds is the only SIDE profile court card. The FOOL is the only Major Arcana card from a Tarot deck to be found in regular playing cards and named as the Joker.
Coil Smoke (3 months ago)
Still wondering...What exactly is a 'Jack' ...?
Joniah Demarco (3 months ago)
Wow. #1 really is cool, though. Never would have thought. Guessed that's why it was such a kick-ass idea.
Wade Valentino (4 months ago)
full house, I win
BranMarPercussion (4 months ago)
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.
Trevor Barnes (4 months ago)
It's riffle shuffling not rifle
Skipping Stone (4 months ago)
One eye jack and king
Pastor Peewee (4 months ago)
The so called suicide king isn't stabbing himself his hands both are at his stomach area...
Glen Sweet (4 months ago)
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 .
nobodyunoatall (4 months ago)
4:32 isn't that a king of hearts with a mustache?
Stonemansteve II (4 months ago)
Killing people over a deck of cards! Is there anything people haven't killed each other over?!!

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