Playing Card Facts

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by wZEnigma, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. Each of the suits on a deck of cards represents the four major pillars of the economy in the middle ages: heart represented the Church, spades represented the military, clubs represented agriculture, and diamonds represented the merchant class.

    The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.

    An interesting fact about playing cards is that specially-constructed decks were sent to American soldiers who were being held in German camps during World War II. The United States Playing Card Company collaborated with the government in the production of these cards. What made these cards so unique was, once they became wet, they peeled apart. Inside, the prisoners found parts of maps that would lead them to freedom.

    A deck of cards is statistically random with five interlocking shuffles.

    Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:
    Spades - King David
    Clubs - Alexander the Great
    Hearts - Charlemagne, and
    Diamonds - Julius Caesar.

    Feel free to contribute.

    Ian
     
  2. 52 cards.. 52 weeks in a year .... 4 suits 4 stations summer, spring, winter, fall. if you count all the pips in a deck they are equal to 365 ... 365 days in a year.
     
  3. if you count all the pips, you get 364. the first joker is 365, and the second joker is 366, for a leap year.
     
  4. I heard all this stuff. I also know how to look up simple facts on a search engine.

    Here is one you might not have heard. The red queens end up with the red kings.
     
  5. USPCC playing cards consist of these layers (top to bottom):
    ink
    lamination
    card stock
    specialty glue
    card stock
    lamination
    ink

    ace of spades was used during world war II to scare off the enemies
    -uspcc distributed decks which consisted nothing but the ace of spades and sent to the troops for this purpose

    -Sean
     
  6. the king of hearts is the only one card with a sword thru his head
     
  7. WOW some interesting facts here I would've never guessed that I actually never thought that cards were so interesting on the faces, it actually more interesting then the backs of Guardians lol
     
  8. Otherwise known as the "Suicide King". I even know some lay people who knew that.

    Cheers
     
  9. 13 cards in each suit represents the lunar phases....says the werewolf :p

    Four suits representing four natural elements
    Hearts=water
    Clubs=Fire
    Diamonds=Earth
    Spades=Air

    The above is being cited from this webpage
    http://www.cafeastrology.com/fortunetellingcards.html

    Then there are 12 Royals representing months, Red and black are for the different solstices, 13 cards to represent the 13 weeks in a season.

    Also apparently if you add all the cards values together you get 365.
     
  10. #10 Sir FansAlot, Jan 10, 2010
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 10, 2010
    Given all of the stuff. There is one card that applies to each person.

    Not sure butI will look at each denominator before hand:

    Diamonds = Earth.
    Hearts = Sky.
     
  11. Here's something true that will shock you.

    Bicycle cards are made and cut in CHINA. Bet you didnt know that one.

    And personally, I like this thread because it's filled with information thats really interesting. It's fun to read tons of factual info rather than watching stupid idiots bicker over which deck of cards is better, i mean really. haha.
     
  12. The Ace of Spades Assisted the U.S. Troops in Vietnam
    In 1966, when the Vietnam War was raging on, two United States lieutenants contacted the United States Playing Card Company. The two officers wanted decks of playing cards that consisted of nothing more than Aces of Spades. The aces were used as part of a psychological warfare against the Viet Cong. You see, when the French used cards to foretell the future, the Aces of Spades forewarned of death. The Viet Cong were superstitious, and just seeing this card made them fearful. Thousands of Aces of Spades were dispersed throughout the jungles to make the enemy leave in fear.


    got that from google :)

    I plan to use some of this stuff in some tricks :)
     
  13. umm... look at the Ace of spades underneath the spade it says made in U.S.A
     
  14. The messed up thing is that anyone could be wrong at any time! Its human nature.

    Lucky, we have a bunch of magic masters huh?
     
  15. is it the newer bicycles with the new case design or the older ones?

    The newer ones are made in china. I read it on their website. It's 100% fact.
     
  16. Yeah, same thoughts here.

    @Perceptiv3CardMagic Regardless that my box says, "Made in the USA", they're made and cut in China? Haha
     
  17. What isn't made in china these days? It gets quite irritating lol
     
  18. So I decided to search around the usplayingcard's site and then found a link to here: http://www.bicyclecards.com/pages/magic_tricks/22.php

    If you look to the side it says, "Check out these great sites", and as you can see, theory11 is one of them. And it also says,
    Remember reading that in a thread once, but I could be wrong. Although it doesn't have to do with playing card facts, I found it a little interesting.
     
  19. Where on the site does it say made in china? Only the plastic decks are made in china. The factory just moved to a new location but they still keeping the old in ohio. Even the new arcanes are made and cutt in America so where are you getting these facts from?

    -Sean
     
  20. Same thoughts here!
     

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