How did the shuriken , you know , the throwing stars , get it,s name ? We'll , a feller asked another cellar can you throw this thang ? The other fellar said "sure I can". Now I on serious note . The throwing stars we're mean mainly as a painful distraction which gave the attacker more ample rime rime finish the . Now in the case of the ninja , the rips were dunk In poison but in no way quick !