Meet the girl, 12, with an IQ of 162 - more than Einstein & Hawkings
Her score is not only two points better than genius German physicist Einstein and Professor Stephen Hawking, but puts her in the top one per cent of intelligent people in the world.
Olivia Manning, 12, from Liverpool, has been accepted into Mensa after scoring 162 on her IQ test.
She has now been given the honour of being welcomed into Mensa - meaning she will join a network of brains from across the globe.
As a confirmed genius, Olivia is now getting celebrity status at her school - the North Liverpool Academy in Everton.
She has now achieved celebrity status at school - with fellow pupils asking her to do their homework.
She said: ‘A lot more people are coming up to me asking for help with their homework. I just like challenges and making my mind think.’
Olivia, who lives on the Norris Green housing estate, admits to having a knack for quickly absorbing and remembering new information - but confessed to being ‘speechless’ when she discovered her score.
But despite outdoing the likes of TV mathematician Carol Vorderman, who could only muster 154, Olivia is set to put the stage before sums.
It helps that she barely needs a script – with the youngster revealing she learned her lines for a Macbeth production within 24 hours.
But Olivia – a member of her school’s Mensa after-school problem-solving club - will have plenty of her own work to do.
Teacher and club organiser Stacey Meighen joked: ‘We have given her extra work to do and will now want to know why she’s not getting As in everything.’
Also accepted into Mensa with a 151 score was 12-year-old Lauren Gannon, another Norris Green resident, putting her into the top two per cent of the population.
Principal Kay Askew said: ‘The success of the Mensa enrichment club shows how with the right support, students can excel and become the best in the world.’
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Olivia Manning, from Liverpool, has been accepted into Mensa, the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world after she got a score of 162 in an intelligence test. Her score is not only two points better than German genius Einstein and physicist Hawking, it puts her in the top one per cent of intelligent people in the world, the 'Daily Mail'...
New privacy row as Facebook begins selling personal data to companies to boost ailing profits She has now achieved celebrity status at school - with fellow pupils asking her to do their homework. She said: 'A lot more people are coming up to me asking for help with their homework. I just like challenges and making my mind think.
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Temps13 wrote October 6, 2012 12:08:37 AM CEST
i winder if its possible to score that high but still remain ignorant to the truth ..or remain brainwashed..
what was oppenheimers iq?
this girl could just end up working in a bank..or she could work for some evil coorporation..or maybe,just maybe she will wake up to the lies -a 162 iq score doesnt guarantee that
123 wrote October 5, 2012 10:35:05 PM CEST
All of these numbers are meaningless. 162 out of what? It's not the number that tells your level of intellectual intelligence it's the percentile. Some IQ tests only go up to 140 so it would be impossible to be 162 in those. And Einstein never took an IQ test, so claiming he was 160 is just straight up guessing. Saying she is in the top 1% isn't impressive. I'm within the top 1%, as are 70 million other people. Actually, I'm 0.1%, meaning there are 7 million people as smart or smarter than me. Neither is terribly special or rare. To have a truly impressively rare IQ you must be in the 0.0001%, meaning there are only about 7000 people on the whole planet that smart. And even having an IQ like that doesn't guarantee that you'll actually do anything world changing. Look at the list of Mega Society IQers and you'll probably not even recognize any of the names. On top of that, there are many kinds of "genius" than just the intellectual kind. At the end of the day, and at the end of your life, God doesn't care how smart you were, He's smarter with an IQ of INFINITY.