See 12-year-old girl that has higher IQ than Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking
A 12 year old girl scores the highest in Mensa IQ test beating Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking!
Lydia Sebastian, 12, British school girl of Indian origin has beaten Einstein and Hawking with her exceptional IQ score in the Mensa IQ test which according to her is ‘pretty easy’.
Lydia gained recognition for herself by scoring 162 in her Mensa IQ test, beating the two most intelligent people ever.
She was quite surprised to see herself score exceptionally well.
Lydia’s father, Arun Sebastian, hails from Kerala, India and works as a radiologist at Colchester General Hospital while her mother, Erika Kottiath works with Barclays Bank as an associate director.
Arun said seeing his daughter score the highest possible score on one of the tough IQ test he was “overwhelmed”.
He said: “Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking got an IQ of 160. To be honest, I didn’t really believe it.”
Lydia’s parents are very proud of her achievement and they also recalled that she had started to speak when she was only six months old and has been playing violin since the age of 4 which makes them believe she is a gifted child.
This indicates Nonetheless with her score of 162, Lydia has definitely made a place for herself in the group of intelligent people.
Despite this, Sebastian is not the first child to ace the exam this year. In July, Nicole Barr, also from the county, logged a perfect score, while Aahil Jouher was just 10 years old when he also accomplished the feat.
Mensa is considered to be one of the oldest intelligence society in the world and it accepts only those individuals as members who score 98th percentile on an IQ test.
Eligibility criteria for any person to get the membership is to score at least 132 or higher.
Aside from being intelligent, a member of Mensa requires to pay an annual fee of £55 to stay connected with other intelligent members of Mensa through conferences, gatherings and other similar interest meets.
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