Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Interesting people, part 4 (Derek Paravicini)

The last time I wrote about interesting people (or rather an interesting person) was back on 24 April last year.

Derek Paravicini is a pianist. He is also blind, autistic and has severe learning disabilities. He is also a genius savant.

His story is remarkable. He was born premature at 25 weeks and 'died' three times. At four years old, his talent was realised when he heard a piano being played and ran over and played the exact same music.

You can read more about him at
- UK Daily Telegraph of 17 September 2006
- Derek Paravicini (official website)

*For more kitty thoughts, check out Camilla.


Splat is a cat who lives at the pet shop at the markets. When my human returned home from work today he asked me if I knew Splat. D'uh! Of course I don't know Splat. He lives in a shop, with rabbits and mice, and rats and goldfish. Hmmmm... perhaps I could go and visit him at the shop. Mice...

Anyway, not much to report today.



Anonymous Softie & the British One said...

Another interesting human is Stephen Wiltshire:


Wednesday, 20 September, 2006  
Blogger Keiser said...

oh yes. he was featured in a documentary too. brilliant person.

Thursday, 21 September, 2006  

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