12-Year-Old Indian Origin Girl From UK Scores More than Einstein and Hawking in IQ Test
Lydia Sebastian, hailing from Kerala and a student of Colchester County High School in United Kingdom has scored the highest possible points in the famous Mensa IQ test and has beaten the scores of geniuses like Einstein and Hawking. She has attained a score of 162 points in the renowned mental agility test conducted by Mensa, the largest and oldest society for people with high IQs. Einstein and Hawking had scored 160 points.
Lydia had an interest in reading since a very young age and has always been a quick learner. When she was just a few years old, she started reading books that were meant for children several years older than her. She also started talking when she was just six months old. Not only this, she started playing violin since a tender age of four.
Although rare, with only 1% of people who take the Mensa test achieving the highest score, Lydia joins Nicole Barr, a 12-year-old from Harlow, Essex, as well as Aahil Jouher, a 10-year-old from Blackburn, in achieving perfect scores this year.
She is now applying for the membership of Mensa which is restricted to only those people whose IQ test scores are within the top two percent of all the tests.
Cover image source – The Guardian
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