Kindergartens Tout Palm-Reading Tests in China

It costs $190 to learn your kid's “innate intelligence and potential.”

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012  |  Updated 5:10 AM PDT
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Kindergartens Tout Palm-Reading Tests in China

Show your palm, please.

It’s a test for tots as young as three months.

Several kindergartens in a northern province in China are reportedly charging parents 1,200 yuan ($190) for a palm-reading test that promises to chart their kid’s “innate intelligence and potential.”

Shanxi Daomeng Culture Communication Co designed the tests for children above three-months-old, Reuters reported, citing state news agency Xinhua.

Palm reading has a hold in Chinese tradition, though the Communist country’s leaders have punished some practitioners of the superstition, according to Reuters.

“This technology remains unaccounted for," Xinhua quoted a pediatrics expert as saying.
 

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