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Unique Fact Card Rummy:
Playing cards consists of 4 types, shovel (spade), the heart (heart), diamonds (diamonds), and curly (club). Any kind of starting from the numbers 1 - 10, and Jack, Queen and King. All totaled 13. So in total there are 52 cards, plus the Joker to 53 pieces.

The number of cards and pictures Jack, Queen, and King has its own meaning. What does it mean, and why is that?


To answer, we must look at the history of the card game - or so-called playing cards. Card game allegedly originated from China. During the era of the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) games began to grow. Then when the government Dinasty Ming, the card has a picture of the human figure into use. In addition to being the ancestors of playing cards, as well as other card games and mahjong sort of domino.

Card game then spread throughout Asia, including adopted by the Islamic government, the Mamluks in Egypt in the 14th century. When it started to wear Mamluk card number 52. 10 cards represented by the numbers 1 - 10, then King or malik, then na'ib malik or Deputy King, and thani na'ib (Deputy notch below).

Since the Islamic empire never conquered Europe, the card game is spread participate. French first divide the cards into a shovel (spade), the heart (heart), diamonds (diamonds), and curly (club).

Malik, na'ib malik, and thani na'ib adapted into a King, Queen, and Jack. Meanings also change according beliefs white nations.

King shovel (spade): King David (David).
King liver: Charlemagne.
King of diamonds: Julius Caesar
King Curly: Alexander the Great

Queen shovel: Pallas
Queen liver: Judith
Queen of diamonds: Rachel
Queen curly: Argine

Jack spade: Holger Danske (knight of Charlemagne)
Jack of hearts: La Hire (supporters of Joan of Arc)
Jack of diamonds: Hector
Jack curly: Lancelot

Indeed, many depict figures in France and England, as well as Holly Bible. So there are some people who merepresantasikan as a symbol of Christianity is taken from the history that is written in the Holly Bible. Such as King represents God (God), then the number 6 symbolizes the six days of creation, the number 7 symbolizes the Sabbath, and so forth.

Interestingly, the number 52 card is meaningless namely: 52 (5 +2) = 7 days a week.

Then four types of cards symbolize the season, the shovel (spade) represents winter. Heart (Heart) represents autumn. Diamonds (Diamond) represents spring, and curly (Club) represents summer.


In one type there are 13 cards. This meaning is the number of weeks in a season. The red color means the day, and black means the night.

Now, calculate all the numbers of each type. Example: Spades = 1 (As) + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 + 11 (Jack) +12 (Queen) + 13 (King) results 91.

Then 91 x 4 (corresponding four types of cards) then the end result is: 364. Plus Jocker to 365. This is the number of days in a year.

Another uniqueness, total the letters of the names of the cards in four languages.


Ace, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, Jack, Queen, King.

Aas, twee, drie, vier, Vijf, zes, seven, Acht, negen, tien, Boer, vrouw, Heer.


As, zwei, drei, fünf, Sechs, sieben, Acht, Neun, Zehn, Bube, Dame, König.


As, deux, trois, quatre, cing, six, sept, huit, neuf, dix Valet, Reine, Roi.

The results are all 52. And that means the number of weeks in a year.


However, there are mysteries about the card unanswered until now, for example:
  • Be the only king without a mustache King.
  • King liver also directed towards his own sword, therefore King Hearts always called "The Suicide King".
  • King of diamonds (Diamond) plasticity only one side of the face.
  • Queen Shovel (Spade) look to the right, while others see the Queen to the left.
  • Queen Shovel (Spade) the only Queen that holds the sticks and flowers, while others just holding flowers Queen only.

Playing cards and the United States Military

1. In World War II, playing cards sent to U.S. soldiers held captive in German camps. The U.S. military working with the manufacturer to make a special edition card. these cards are designed in such a way, so that when immersed in water produces a special coating that is part of the map, the way that the prisoners can escape.


2. When the Vietnam War in the 1960's, Ace of spades deployed in the jungles of Vietnam, or there are also soldiers who slipped on their helmets. The goal is to create a fear of Viet Cong soldiers. Why? Because As Spade is a symbol of death, and Viet Cong soldiers still believe in this superstition.

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