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Two year old's IQ on a par with Hawking

Just short of Vorderman though

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Mensa, the club for people too clever to sign up for a social network, has recruited its youngest member, a two year old girl from Hampshire

Georgia Brown's IQ has been measured at 152, according to the Beeb. This puts her in the top 0.2 per cent of the population, and on a par with Stephen Hawking. An “average” IQ, by comparison, would be 100 points.

Young Georgia showed promise at an early age, apparently, with prodigious talents in motor, reasoning and verbal skills. The professor who administered the test highlighted the fact she was able to draw a perfect circle.

The Hampshire wunderkind could have scored even higher on the test – except after 45 minutes of answering questions she needed her nap.

Nonetheless, the future is bright for Georgia. As noted, Stephen Hawking has an IQ of 152, so perhaps a career pushing the envelope of theoretical physics beckons.

On the other hand, we’d hate to be there when she realises that another couple of points and she’d have been on a par with Carol Vorderman, and would have been assured of a highly lucrative career doing anagrams and arithmetic for a highly motivated audience of retirees, students and all round slackers.

We wanted to call Mensa to check out how many more toddlers it has on its books. Unfortunately their website is so tailored to its highly intelligent membership, that it caused our PC to run out of short term memory and go for a lie-down.®

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