'My daughter's 12 and has an IQ higher than Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking'
19.03.2023 - 10:57
The parents of a Manchester schoolgirl have a spoken of their amazement after a test revealed her IQ to be ‘higher than Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking’.
Anwita Patil was just 11-years-old when she undertook an IQ test with Mensa, the largest and oldest high-IQ society in the world. “She got the highest possible score of 162 in her age category,” said shocked dad, Jay Patil.
This score places her higher than the results of the two famous physicists, both believed to have IQs of around 160.
Anwita comes from a academic pedigree - the schoolgirl’s dad is an NHS consultant in Manchester, and mum Anu is a mathematician with a PhD in the subject. But during her young life, she has wowed them with her natural intelligence.
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Anu and daughter Anwita spend time doing maths problems together - and the mother realised there was something unusual happening when her little girl started beating her to the answers.
“Right from primary school onwards, Anwita would be coming up with a few ways of solving problems that my wife doesn’t know. We thought there had to be something else going on here,” father Jay said.
“We used to do maths challenges together, but sometimes I didn’t get the answer and (Anwita) would. She thinks completely differently, and this is for things that aren’t taught in school,” Anu added.
Anu Patil had been following the Mensa society for years, the family told the Manchester Evening News. It's only open to people who score at the 98th percentile or higher on a standardised, supervised IQ intelligence test, with an acceptance score to secure membership of 140.
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