- A 12-year-old Indian girl from Essex has scored 162 on a Mensa IQ test, beating even physicists Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking
According to the Guardian, Lydia Sebastian has joined the 1% of all entrants to attain the highest mark in the Cattell III B paper supervised by Mensa, the society for people with high IQs.
She finished the paper with minutes to spare at the sitting at Birkbeck College, London during her school holidays.
“At first, I was really nervous but once I started, it was much easier than I expected it to be and then I relaxed,” said Lydia.
The Guardian reported that she said the paper challenged her language skills, including analogies and definitions, and her sense of logic.
Her parents claimed she started talking at just six months and has been playing the violin since she was four.
Lydia joins Nicole Barr, a 12-year-old from Harlow, Essex, as well as Aahil Jouher, a 10-year-old from Blackburn, in achieving perfect Mensa scores this year.
Both Hawking and Einstein are thought to have an IQ of 160.