Sunday, December 17, 2006

Odds and Ends


Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history:

Spades - King David
Hearts - Charlemagne
Clubs -Alexander, the Great
Diamonds - Julius Caesar

See what others represent here:

http://www.woodenhorsebooks.com/Playing-Card-Names.html

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If you have the same ideas as everybody else but have them one week earlier than everyone else then you will be hailed as a visionary. But if you have them five years earlier you will be named a lunatic.

Barry Jones,politician, author (1932- )

8 comments:

Mitch McDad said...

I wish I was a lunatic....I'd be rich.

mar said...

Thanks for the link about the playing cards, I didn't know about this!! very interesting.
And love the quote, how true!
enjoy your weekend, kenju!

Claude said...

I had no idea the kings and queens were actually kings and queens! Thanks for the link!

ET said...

I didn't know the each King represented a certain king or ruler in history.
However, I did know only one of the kings in a deck of cards has no mustache - or is it only one that has a mustache? I forgot, I am not very impressive with my trivia bits am I?

Jean-Luc Picard said...

That was an informative linl.

Michele sent me here.

utenzi said...

Michele sent me over again today, Judy.

I was out shopping last night and it was pretty quiet. I didn't go out until after 8pm tho. Various stores at Crossroads and then over to Fuquay for Wal-mart. It didn't even get cold at all until around 11pm. Freaky weather, huh?

Do you get the feeling that they just made up that info about the playing cards?

PI said...

I always get this picture of Michele as a sort of blog traffic warden busily directing people hither and yon and I long for the day when I have a commenter who says the magic 'Michele sent me!'

Bob-kat said...

I love that quote1 It is so true.