. Can ordinary playing cards be used as deadly weapons
? Well, no, that myth was already busted
in 2004 (but it inspired some self-confessed nerds to build their own card-throwing machines
and stage a contest
). Even though it's not lethal, card throwing (also known as card shooting
and card scaling) is still an interesting and multifaceted skill. Check out some YouTube videos of card throwing champs Ricky Jay
and Rick Smith Jr.
, as well as other efforts