An IQ of 159 at four

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A four-year-old girl has stunned academicians with an IQ of 159, just one point below Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein. Heidi Hankins has become the youngest member to get an entry into the elite IQ club ‘Mensa'.

She sat for Mensa test, a mixture of problem-solving puzzles and word games. By the age of two, she could count to 40, draw pictures of people, recite poems and read books meant for seven—year—olds.Within a year, she was adding and subtracting.

Her parents Matthew, a University of Southampton lecturer, and Sophy, an artist, are hoping their daughter can skip a school year when she starts in September. Heidi has flourished quicker than other children — academically, artistically and physically, Dr Hankins said.

The average adult IQ score is 100 while a ‘gifted' score is 130.ANI



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