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Call me a skeptic but this doesn’t sound like science

Recently I was enjoying a visit to a Wellington market with my dearest childhood friend. We passed a Psychic and my friend suggested that I get my palm read. I declined. I had my palm read once many years ago and enjoyed applying my analytical brain to how the Palm reader observed my clothing and body language in order to make educated guesses about me. She also asked very clever questions and when she got things wrong glibly covered up her mistakes.

I am a very analytical person and I married an extremely analytical person and both our children are analytical. In fact I believe that all four of us are somewhere on the Autism spectrum. It is because of my personal experiences that I poo poo the below study by the University of Cambridge.

A study conducted by the University of Cambridge has found that your personality dictates your taste in music.

Scientists investigated two personality types; those who are more empathetic versus those more analytically minded.
They found that empathisers preferred mellower music such as soft rock, jazz and R&B.
While those who were more analytic enjoyed intense music like punk, heavy metal and hard rock.
The group believe their findings could lead to studies for autism by using music as a framework.

They say people with austism have a lower level of empathy and could extend the research by seeing if music would increase it.-One News

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David Bowie Gif

David Bowie Gif

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This cool Gif covers his many iconic looks looks from 1964-2014 and is the creation of Helen Green.

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Photo: Dominique Tarlé  Keith Richards and Anita Pallenberg outside Villa Nellcôte with their son Marlon.

Photo: Dominique Tarlé
Keith Richards and Anita Pallenberg outside Villa Nellcôte with their son Marlon.

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Photographer Paul Goresh John Lennon signs an autograph for Mark Chapman, his murderer.

Photographer Paul Goresh
John Lennon signs an autograph for Mark Chapman, his murderer.

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Photo: ©Jim Marshall Photography LLC. The Grateful Dead's last free concert on Haight Street, 1968.

Photo: ©Jim Marshall Photography LLC.
The Grateful Dead’s last free concert on Haight Street, 1968.

Grateful Dead

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This legendary 1973 photo by Bob Gruen of Led Zeppelin standing in front of their own “Led Zeppelin Airplane” helped make the band bigger than life.

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This photo from the Smile Club was published in a Dutch illustrated magazine Het Leven, in 1937.

This photo from the Smile Club was published in a Dutch illustrated magazine Het Leven, in 1937.

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© JIM MARSHALL PHOTOGRAPHY, LLC. San Francisco, 1968.  1965 TYPE 356 C: The 356 was Porsche’s first production model and had a nearly two-decade run as both a closed coupe and a convertible. This particular car is from the model’s last year of production and features a decidedly non-factory paint scheme, created at the request of famed singer Janis Joplin, who bought the car used and had it customized by a roadie for her band, Big Brother and the Holding Company. Apparently her friends were not the only ones who all drove Porsches.

© JIM MARSHALL PHOTOGRAPHY, LLC. San Francisco, 1968.
1965 TYPE 356 C: The 356 was Porsche’s first production model and had a nearly two-decade run as both a closed coupe and a convertible. This particular car is from the model’s last year of production and features a decidedly non-factory paint scheme, created at the request of famed singer Janis Joplin, who bought the car used and had it customized by a roadie for her band, Big Brother and the Holding Company. Apparently her friends were not the only ones who all drove Porsches.

“On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people, then I go home alone.”

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Photo/Storm Thorgerson Burning Man is literally burning, but is wearing an asbestos suit and asbestos wig. Pink Floyd:  Wish You Were Here/vinyl front, 1975. EMI.

Photo/Storm Thorgerson
Burning Man is literally burning, but is wearing an asbestos suit and asbestos wig.
Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here/vinyl front, 1975. EMI.

Storm Thorgerson, Pink Floyd Album Art Designer

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Knowing that their wedding would cause a huge stir in the press, John Lennon and Yoko Ono decided to use their honeymoon to help champion world peace. On March 25, 1969, five days after their wedding, the duo climbed into the bed of room 902 at the Amsterdam Hilton and called the media. Because of their well known proclivity for appearing in the nude, the press assumed that Ono and Lennon would have sex in front of the cameras. Instead, the two appeared in pyjamas and talked about world peace.

Knowing that their wedding would cause a huge stir in the press, John Lennon and Yoko Ono decided to use their honeymoon to help champion world peace. On March 25, 1969, five days after their wedding, the duo climbed into the bed of room 902 at the Amsterdam Hilton and called the media. Because of their well known proclivity for appearing in the nude, the press assumed that Ono and Lennon would have sex in front of the cameras. Instead, the two appeared in pyjamas and talked about world peace.

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