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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: [email protected] 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?
QuickStrike0065 (1 month ago)
Rahere, Clive Bindlet was not typing to you, you arrogant idiot who types random irrelevance in order to try to act smart. Not to mention quite a few of your wordings are nothing more than puzzles.
QuickStrike0065 (1 month ago)
@BE AMAZED, Top 10 Things You MIGHT NOT HAVE KNOWN About Playing Cards, you arrogant idiot.
alfezexr Won (1 month ago)
me love your videos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
simon wilson (1 day ago)
8 of ◇ has the 8 symbol in it
Fred Funf (1 day ago)
Has anyone ever noticed that the 8 of diamonds has an 8 in the middle? Go see!
OlafReuh (2 days ago)
You gave us the names of the kings (names that are actually the same that are written on the BP Grimaud cards) : Charles = hearts, David = spades, Cesar = diamonds, Alexandre = clubs. But queens and jacks also have names. Jack of clubs is Lancelot, the knight of the Round Table. Jack of diamonds is Hector, the trojan prince. Jack of spades is Ogier, a danish knight who served Charlemagne (aka the king of hearts which is a little bit strange). Jack of hearts is La Hire de Vignole, a knight friend of Joan of Ark. Queen of spades is Pallas, also known as Athena the greek goddess of wisdom. Queen of diamonds is Rachel and queen of Hearts Judith, both being characters from the Bible. Finally Queen of clubs has been named Argine, which is an anagram of Regina, the latin (and italian) name for queen.
"The Joker card has become worth a lot of money." Aaaaaaand I've been throwing them and the Poker "which hand beats which" instruction card out of my Bicycle decks since I was old enough to play Go Fish.
Brendan Nelson (5 days ago)
we gonna just skim over the fact he said”rifle” shuffle? its riffle shuffle
NeoIsTaken (6 days ago)
Stopped watching when he called staves sticks
Rafli Nabil (6 days ago)
Hey uhhh my king of heart has a mustache and its not a sword its a battle axe and its not stabbing himself is there any possibility?
Yanniry Persian (7 days ago)
Clubs is fire spades is air lol
Brandon Pea (8 days ago)
Nelson Strickland (13 days ago)
I've never learned how to play cards....still cool info tho...
Cdog inth'house (19 days ago)
I thought all ten things were surprising about playing cards.
Carolyn Van Hosen (27 days ago)
Great video! ♥️ the art images used in it... really beautiful.
Andreas Eriksson (1 month ago)
Still trying to find a tutorial for the RIFLE shuffle..
Michael Freeman (1 month ago)
If you add up the value of all the cards in the deck you get 365? Where is the exact math to this because that's not what I'm getting.
Richie T (1 month ago)
What about the one eyed jack????
patrick Wall (1 month ago)
I knew about the 52 to cards and the relationship to the calendar and seasons. Many prisoners use a deck of cards as a calendar and a Bible.  One thing they didn't mention which is somewhat commonly known is that  Aces and eights is known as the dead man's hand because it's the hand that Billy the Kid was holding when he was killed.
Judy Dodson (1 month ago)
The given history of playing cards was very fascinating and of great interest to me ! During the winter months, my family gathers every Friday night of every week, and enjoy playing various games of cards! It will be interesting for us to watch this video together before we begin our card game.......It will be the topic of the evening while we play the game of the night ! Thank you for sharing your info.
L3293791 Yeah (1 month ago)
Even to this day you have military units that still have the Ace of Spades on their helmets or patches
Vicky Wilson (1 month ago)
Don't forget metaphors
Vicky Wilson (1 month ago)
This I believe and would love to say more
Sagit Swag (1 month ago)
8:01 wtf is a rifle shuffle? Do you mean a riffle shuffle? The one with a short I sound instead of the long I sound you used? Thats probably what you meant, but good on you for sounding like a retard.
QuickStrike0065 (1 month ago)
Top 10 Things You MIGHT NOT HAVE KNOWN About Playing Cards, you arrogant idiot. Reported for misleading title.
QuickStrike0065 (1 month ago)
Top 10 Things You MIGHT NOT HAVE KNOWN About Playing Cards, you arrogant idiot. Reported for misleading title.
The Bat (1 month ago)
"Bicycle playing cards best known worldwide"..have never heard of them before this.!!!! 😂😂😂
Michael Fries (1 month ago)
Adding up the card values doesn't make 365
alfezexr Won (1 month ago)
i saw the texan and bicycle ace of spades are the same
alfezexr Won (1 month ago)
why are there has black and red decks?
Mathias Arnov (1 month ago)
Sure, Julius Caesar wasn’t emperor, however Augustus - whom you’ve chosen to show in nr 4 instead of Caesar - was.
COWMAN MOO (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
Pretty dang cool!
Jorge Mirabal (2 months ago)
You just had me intrigued about these cards very interesting, thank you for sharing
isaac P. (2 months ago)
Card I sue you cause I know all this? You claimed I did not. That's a lie
Mohammed Tahir (2 months ago)
Stephen Howlett (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
Rifle shuffling???? It's riffle!
jayna reynolds (2 months 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 (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
The king of hearts represents victory
brian van Bregt (2 months 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 (3 months ago)
Death in war and the king of hearts with the sword.
C. B. (3 months 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 (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
I’m surprised there’s no mention of cards with naked ladies on them.
Mr Reality (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
Harvo Spoon (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
Trump 2020
Torey Storey (3 months ago)
no mustache = pedophilia devious slave to the system or Seriously GAY 🤠 howdy
Austin Byers (3 months ago)
Riffle not rifle
the ace of spades pretty informitive
Ty Engler (3 months ago)
duh on the king of hearts he is being stabbed by some one unless he has 3 arms
Raziel Salvatore (3 months 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 (3 months ago)
I had no idea the French invented them, makes me happy!
Ronald Delvax (3 months ago)
correction on no. 9: spades (swords) represent air, clubs (sticks) represent fire...
Dana Field (3 months ago)
What surprised me the most is that I watched this video!!!
s Johnston (3 months ago)
''Blacker than the Ace of Spades...?''
vearak Ngeth (3 months ago)
Stube his brain in the head to klubbin
Ann Marie Miller (3 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 (3 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 (3 months ago)
the one that if you add all the numbers up you 365
Damien X (4 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 (4 months ago)
Red Vynil (4 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 (4 months ago)
The king's represent 4 real kinds the one without the mustache is King lowie the child King
ruman962 (4 months ago)
♣lucky♠war ♥love♦,diamond
Vlad Putin (4 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 (4 months ago)
Alauddin Ahmed (4 months ago)
Tim Liebrock (4 months ago)
#5 is not correct, no matter how I try I can't get 365 by adding all the cards
P J Rupe (4 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 (4 months ago)
Suraiya Bevum (4 months ago)
Dimonds Ann Pearls (4 months ago)
I miss my bbz
Jake 63 "the magician" (4 months ago)
There is 13 cards in each suit, there are 13 weeks in each season
Mike Gaddass (4 months ago)
That's roughly eight hundred octodecillion combinations.
Kanime Suzaka (4 months ago)
Why tf is this in a redline restoration playlist?
jordanjamesarmstrong (4 months ago)
3:29 bottom left joker, i have that joker tattoo on my arm
Fett Up with Puns (4 months ago)
that king without a mustache is Chum Lee
Billy Hill (4 months ago)
knew about the ace of spades in vietnam...my dad has 2 he brought back in 1968...
Cheryl Campbell (4 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 (4 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 (4 months ago)
Jesus, what a bunch of crap... The "playing cards" are just the Minor Arcana Tarot Cards. 10 mins of stupid.
BaddMatt (4 months ago)
You forgot to talk about the One Eyed Jacks!
PickMe Stan (4 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 (4 months ago)
The ace of spade is a black king
Gizmo TeknoDekkeR (4 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 (4 months ago)
Why is this in baremetalHW’s playlist?
Metalsnake (5 months ago)
Is it true that China has a claim to inventing playing cards?
Markess A. Wilder (5 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 (5 months ago)
No mention of the one eyed jack ! Why not ? , i am bitterly disapointed ! Such a let down.
stuart palm (5 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 (5 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 (5 months ago)
you learn something new everyday .. now i must shuffle off ...
Mr. E's Mysteries (5 months ago)
It surprised me that "riffle" is pronounced "rifle."
gausal laskar (5 months ago)
Naomi Rae (5 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.

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