Monday, January 24, 2011

History of the Playing Card

Why are there four suits and why hearts, spades, diamonds, clubs? What is the significance of picture cards? Look beneath the surface of the playing card and reveal an intriguing journey from their much disputed roots in China, Persia, and Egypt. This video just ran on the History Channel, but you can watch the entire show here..

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Card Mental Magic

A good technique to discover the spectators selected card without using a Stebbins stack, or something similar. You can pick out the missing card super fast.. Lots of possibilities...