Heidi Hankins Admitted To Exclusive Club At 4 With A 159 IQ


Four-year-old Heidi Hankins of Winchester, England looks to be one the world’s next greatest minds as she has already been excepted into Mensa with an I.Q. of 159.

Just as a comparison an average adults I.Q. score is around 100. According to Matthew Hankins, who is a lecturer at the University of Southampton, said Heidi was turning the family computer on at 1 and was playing chess at 18 months. He added that at the age of 2 she was reading at the same level as an 8 year-old.

“We always thought Heidi was pretty bright because she was reading early. I happen to specialize in measuring I.Q.s in children, and I was curious about her and the results were off the scale…. Heidi has really flourished quicker than other children — academically, artistically and physically.”

Menza is the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world. It is a non-profit organization open to people who score at the 98th percentile or higher on a standardised, supervised IQ or other approved intelligence test.

Heidi is 1 of 90 children under the age of 10 that has been excepted to Mensa but amazingly she is not the youngest, a 2-year-old named Georgia Brown was previously admitted with an I.Q. of 152.

Other current and former members of Mensa include Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, and Stephen Hawking.

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