Eleven-Year-Old School Girl Is Brighter Than Stephen Hawking And Einstein
Prepare to feel inferior - an 11-year-old school girl from London who memorised the entire periodic table for fun in just 40 minutes has scored the highest possible mark on Mensa's IQ test, making her smarter than both Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
Smashing the test to achieve a score of 162 points - anything over 140 makes you a genius, FYI - she scored two points higher than Hawking and places within the top one per cent in the world in terms of intelligence, despite being the youngest person taking the test.
According to her mum Arti, 45, Anushka - who started speaking at just six months old and could read and write in reception class - begged her to let her sit the Mensa IQ tests because she was after a new challenge having passed her 11 plus exams with flying colours.
"It just boosted my self confidence after passing the 11 plus and that made me want to sir the Mensa test," she explained.
Speaking of the test itself, she said: "It was not very difficult, just slightly difficult. It was only the time pressure that was difficult. One part was 28 questions in four minutes."
While the child genius was surrounded by people in their 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s, Anushka managed to score the highest possible out of the lot and, putting our Soho House membership to shame, she now qualifies for Mensa membership, also known as the High IQ society.
So what does the world's smartest child want to be when she's older? "My favourite subject is English and I love poetry," said the keen dancer. "When I grow up I would like to become a doctor. If that doesn't happen I have other professions that I might like to have, for example I could go into finance. I love maths."
"I like all subjects. There's no subject at school I don't like," she added.
You go, girl.
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