Monday, May 24, 2010

About ordinary playing cards,did you know?

the modern pack has 52 cards,we have 52 weeks in the year.pack is evenly divided,analogous to day %26amp; night.year has 4 seasons,4 suits.13 cards per suit,13 lunear cycles per year.add all cards together you get 365.number of days in a year.I thought it was very interesting.

About ordinary playing cards,did you know?
I understand everything that you're saying..except for the 365 number.

If there is only 52 card in a deck, how when you add them all together do you get 365? Am I just missing something here?

**okay, now i get what you were saying. Duh! :)
Reply:I have to agree it is cool but it adds up to 364.













Reply:If u add the days in a month you get 374, how many do get for the jokers?
Reply:did you know that our country is founded on this theme? The masons use numbers and symbols and most of the men who signed the declaration were masons. You would fit in well. (aka Free Masons)
Reply:I remember this song made famous by Wink Martindale around 1963 when I was a teenager.

The Deck of Cards

During the North African Campaign, a bunch of soldier boys had been on a long hike. They arrived in a little town called Casino. The next morning being Sunday, several of the boys went to church. A sergeant commanded the boys in church.

After the Chaplain read the prayer, the text was taken up next. Those of the boys that had a prayer book took them out. One boy had only a deck of cards, and he spread them out. The sergeant saw the cards and said, "Soldier, put away those cards." After the service was over, the soldier was taken prisoner and brought before the Provost Marshal.

The Marshal said, "Sergeant, why have you brought this man here?"

"For playing cards in church, Sir," was the response.

The Marshal asked the soldier, "And what have you to say for yourself, son?"

"Much, Sir," replied the soldier.

The Marshal stated, "I hope so, for if not I will punish you more than any man was ever punished."

The soldier said, "Sir, I have been on the march for about six months. I have neither bible nor a prayer book, but I hope to satisfy you, sir, with the purity of my intentions." And with that, the boy started his story ...

"You see, sir, when I look at the Ace, it reminds me that there is but one God.

And the deuce reminds me that the bible is divided into two parts: the Old and the New Testaments.

When I see the trey, I think of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

And when I see the four, I think of the four evangelists who preached the Gospel: there was Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

And when I see the five, it reminds me of the five wise virgins who trimmed their lamps; there were ten of them: five were wise and were saved, five were foolish and were shut out.

When I see the six, it reminds me that in six days God made this heaven and earth.

And when I see the seven, it reminds me that on the seventh day, God rested from his great work.

And when I see the eight, I think of the eight righteous persons that God saved when he destroyed the earth: there was Noah, his wife, their sons and their wives.

And when I see the nine, I think of the lepers our saviour cleansed, and that nine of the ten didn't even thank him.

When I see the ten, I think of the ten commandments that God handed down to Moses on a tablet of stone.

When I see the King, it reminds me that there is but one King of Heaven, God Almighty.

And when I see the Queen, I think of the blessed Virgin Mary who is the Queen of Heaven.

And the Jack or Knave is the Devil.

When I count the number of spots in a deck of cards, I find 365, the number of days in a year.

There are 52 cards, the number of weeks in a year.

There are four suits, the number of weeks in a month.

There are twelve picture cards, the number of months in a year.

There are thirteen tricks, the number of weeks in a quarter.

So you see, Sir, my deck of cards serves me as a bible, an almanac and a prayer book."

The author and performer of "Deck of Cards" was

T. Texas Tyler.

He stated at the conclusion:

"And friends, this story is true.

I know ... I was that soldier."
Reply:I just heard also that each of the kings represents a famous king in history, but off the top of my head I can't remember which ones. Cool!
Reply:Makes sense except for one problem...there's no way that adding all the cards together will equal 365; it has to be an even number. Other than that, very interesting.

I think you're getting ripped off. Every pack of cards I've ever bought has two jokers, not one. And why would they be worth 1?

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