When a little girl from Iran, eleven-years-old, took the Mensa IQ test, she received a score that blew physicists Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking out of the water. The child’s Mensa IQ Score was listed as 162, which is higher than presidents, scientists, and other geniuses around the world. The little girl, who is growing up in Iran, an enemy state of the United States, has proven herself to be smarter than the most famous geniuses over the last century – and the little girl is only eleven.
While many of the world’s most famous and well-respected scientists started out as child prodigies, few could claim they received an Intelligence Quotient of 162. The average score for many famous scientists is closer to an IQ score of 140.
The little genius girl is named Tara Sharifi. She is an Iranian who escaped the anti-women conditions of the Middle Eastern country to study in the United Kingdom. The eleven-year-old girl attends Aylesbury High School and is on her way to becoming the youngest member of the Mensa Society that the group has ever seen. She’s a genius if the world has ever had one.
162 is the highest score ever reached on the Mensa IQ test. Because Mensa is the world’s largest and most respected IQ society on the globe, it is also very exclusive. That means that people who are in the 98th percentile of the test are eligible for members – the rest are told to his the road.
Tara’s score matched another girl’s, 14-year-old’s Lydia Sebastian from Essex, United Kingdom. Lydia was only twelve when she achieved a high score of 162.
Although Tara is not officially considered a child prodigy – she’s over the age of ten – she is still someone that you need to keep your eyes on because she’s bound to do wonderful things in the world.
Tara took the IQ test at Oxford. She admitted to Iran Front Page following her success that she never imagined she’d achieve such high scores on the Mensa IQ test.
“I was shocked when I got the result. I never expected to get such a good score. I have told some of my friends at school, and they were really impressed.”
Tara is not the only one who is proud of her world-record achievement. Her father is also extremely proud that his daughter has scored higher than Einstein and Hawking. In an interview with Bucks Herald, Tara’s father, Hossein Sharifi, said:
“I am extremely proud but very surprised at how well Tara scored. I figured she might do well when we watched TV, and she would get math questions before the contestants. I knew she was very clever, but I did not think she would have such a high IQ.”
Now that Tara is to be inducted into the Mensa Society, she is extremely excited about what it could mean for her future.
“It was a joint decision between me and my parents to take the test. It will be a wonderful opportunity to meet other people within the Mensa system.”
What do you think about this young Iranian girl’s high IQ?
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