UK Kid Beats Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking In IQ Test

UK Kid Beats Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking In IQ Test
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Twelve-year-old Nicole Barr has an IQ  two points higher than physicist Albert Einstein and Professor Stephen Hawking. She scores 162 in her Mensa test which automatically puts her in the top one percent of intelligent people all over the world.


An IQ of a genius

According to Mensa, an average adult will score 100 percent in an IQ test. If someone scored 140, that person is already a genius. Nicole scored beyond that mark.

Once when she was handed her favorite novel during a school’s celebration of the World Book Day, Nicole went beyond reading. She highlighted erroneous spelling and grammatical errors, Harlow Star reported.

According to her family, Nicole had started exhibiting signs of being gifted at a very young age. At about age two, she can already complete children’s puzzles in seconds, one relative shared to Harlow Star. She can already solve algebra problems at age 10.

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Nicole said she was shocked when she learned about her score.

“When I found out I got such a high score, it was so unexpected. I was shocked,” she said.

Taking the Mensa IQ test for fun

Speaking with Yahoo, Nicole’s father said he asked her to take the Mensa test just for fun. Jim, Nicole’s father, had even taken the test too at the same day and time with her. She scored way higher than her father.

“I didn’t want to put any pressure on her, so we went for the fun of it. I had the idea in my mind that she would get into Mensa, but when I got the results back, I thought, ‘Wow that’s a high score!’ It wasn’t until later that I learned it was the top score possible on that test,” Jim said.

Jim said Nicole answered the Mensa test like a walk in the park.

“It was split into several sections, each with a time limit, and she finished each one early. In the last section, at the four-minute warning, I quickly glanced up to see if Nicole was feeling the pressure, and she already had put her pen down. There were questions I didn’t finish at all.”

Nicole maybe genius but she is more interested in soccer and acting on stage.

“She likes playing soccer, and she’s performing in a Shakespeare play coming up. She does enjoy acting, and she loves singing — even if it’s just to herself,” her dad said.

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  • Taylor Kingston

    This article was obviously written by someone who knows nothing about IQ tests. The average adult does not score “100 percent” on an IQ test. An IQ of 140 is merely above average (about one in 160), not genius. A score of 162 does not make one superior to Einstein and Hawking. An IQ of 160 puts one at four standard deviations above the norm, which means that there are about 32,000 other people in the USA with an equal or higher IQ. This not that big a deal. So why is this little girl getting this publicity, which will probably do nothing but give her a swelled head?