Metaphysics & Psychology
Four-year-old 'genius' joins Mensa
By T.K. Randall
April 13, 2012 · 20 comments
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Four-year-old Heidi Hankins appears to have an IQ that is only slightly lower than Stephen Hawking's.
At the age of two Heidi was able to read books intended for seven-year-olds, the staff at her nursery decided to give her an IQ test when they found themselves unable to provide her with anything challenging. "We always thought Heidi was bright because she was reading early," said her dad. "I got her the complete set of the Oxford Reading Tree books when she was two and she read through the whole set of 30 in about an hour." Heidi's IQ test score is 159.
Heidi Hankins sat an IQ test after staff at her nursery said she was so intelligent they were struggling to find activities to challenge her. The average score for an adult is 100 and a "gifted" individual 130 but the exceptional youngster impressed examiners with a staggering 159.
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