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Four-Year-Old Brainiac Joins Mensa

Hannah Madans |
April 15, 2012 | 1:14 p.m. PDT

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A 4-year-old British girl was admitted to Mensa after teaching herself how to read.

Heidi Hankins has an IQ 59 points higher than the average score, reports The Daily Beast.

Her IQ is 159, just one point below Albert Einstein's IQ, reports the BBC. The average adult IQ score is 100.

Hankins is not the youngest person to have ever been admitted to Mensa. That title goes to Oscar Wrigley who in 2009 at the tender age of two and a half was admitted with an IQ of 160.

Mensa told the BBC that signs of a gifted child include an unusual memory, reading at an early age, intolerance of other children, constantly asking questions and an awareness of world events.



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