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Did You Know There Was a Fifth Playing Suit?

In the late 1930s, the United States Playing Card Company introduced a 65-card deck with the four established suits and a new one using an eagle pip. The eagle cards were green instead of red or black and were intended for use in bridge games. 

While bridge players seemed intrigued with the fifth suit, it posed a formidable challenge. 

Read the full article by Jake Rossen on the Mental Floss website.

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