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Why do they include jokers in a deck of playing cards?

August 19th, 2009

Episode 360 of 1056 episodes

The joker is an obscure and seemingly useless addition to a deck of modern playing card, but originally, it was a powerful card. Discover the history of the joker card -- and how the modern deck took shape -- in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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