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A 12-year-old girl got a higher IQ score than Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking


Nicole Barr, a 12-year-old from Essex in England just scored a 162 on her Mensa IQ test — that’s two points higher than what Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking scored.

A “genius” score on the test is a 140.

Nicole’s father, Jim Barr, took Nicole to take the test with the hunch that she would likely be accepted into Mensa.

“I was expecting her to do well. I knew she had a quick mind for working out problems and puzzles,” Jim told Yahoo. “I didn’t want to put any pressure on her, so we went for the fun of it. I had the idea in my mind that she would get into Mensa, but when I got the results back, I thought, ‘Wow that’s a high score!’

It wasn’t until later that I learned it was the top score possible on that test.

The prestigious society confirmed Nicole’s impressive IQ score.

“Nicole’s IQ puts her comfortably within the top 1% of the population,” a spokesman for Mensa told the Western Daily Press. “Only children can get a score higher than 161, because that is the maximum IQ score for an adult. The test is age adjusted for children. While a score of 162 isn’t exactly unknown, it is still quite rare.”


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