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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Facts About Playing Cards

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

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

(3)  The king of hearts is the only king without a mustache.

(4)  52 cards.. 52 weeks in a year.. 4 suits 4 seasons summer, spring, winter, rainy. If you count all the pips(symbols) in a deck they are equal to 365.. 365 days in a year.

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