Tue07222014

LAST_UPDATETue, 22 Jul 2014 10pm

Home Ministry Files Appeal Against Christian CD Release Order

Home Ministry Files Appeal Against Christian CD Release Order

KUALA LUMPUR: The Ho...

Ambulance Crashes Into MPV, 1 Dead, 3 Injured

Ambulance Crashes Into MPV, 1 Dead, 3 Injured

SERI ISKANDAR: An am...

Court Allows Trials Of Former ISA Detainee

Court Allows Trials Of Former ISA Detainee

KUALA LUMPUR: The Hi...

Lorry Rammed Into Sunway Toll Booth

Lorry Rammed Into Sunway Toll Booth

KUALA LUMPUR: A lorr...

Rumble In Selangor Just Won’t Stop

Rumble In Selangor Just Won’t Stop

SHAH ALAM: Describin...

AFP: C.Africa Ex-Rebels A ‘No Show’ At Peace Talks

AFP: C.Africa Ex-Rebels A ‘No Show’ At Peace Talks

BRAZZAVILLE— Delegat...

China City ‘Sealed Off’ After Man Dies Of Bubonic Plague

China City ‘Sealed Off’ After Man Dies Of Bubonic Plague

BEIJING--A Chinese c...

World Pushes For Truce As Israel Batters Gaza

World Pushes For Truce As Israel Batters Gaza

GAZA CITY— The UN ch...

S.Korea Ferry Businessman’s Body Found Next To Book, Alcohol Bottles

S.Korea Ferry Businessman’s Body Found Next To Book, Alcohol Bottles

SUNCHEON— The body o...

Renewed Fighting In Ukraine As Army, Rebels Clash In Donetsk Outskirts

Renewed Fighting In Ukraine As Army, Rebels Clash In Donetsk Outskirts

DONETSK— Ukrainian f...

MH17 Incident An Attack Against The Air Transport System: IATA Chief

MH17 Incident An Attack Against The Air Transport System: IATA Chief

KUALA LUMPUR: The In...

Strengthening Position

Strengthening Position

STAYING ON TOP: FGV ...

Baht Rises To Eight-Month High As Growth Outlook Lures Inflows

Baht Rises To Eight-Month High As Growth Outlook Lures Inflows

BANGKOK— The baht cl...

Pemudah Success In Simplifying Business Licences

Pemudah Success In Simplifying Business Licences

KUALA LUMPUR— A tota...

Half Of Europe’s Jobs Threatened By Machines In US Risk Echo

Half Of Europe’s Jobs Threatened By Machines In US Risk Echo

BRUSSELS— If you thi...

10 Body Parts You Could Do Without

10 Body Parts You Could Do Without

LOOKING to shed some...

What Not To Say To Someone With Low Self-Esteem

What Not To Say To Someone With Low Self-Esteem

When you have a frie...

MH17: Why Commercial Jets Aren't Equipped To Avoid Missiles

MH17: Why Commercial Jets Aren't Equipped To Avoid Missiles

"Unless we assume th...

Why 'Boycott Israel' Needs To Happen Now

Why 'Boycott Israel' Needs To Happen Now

TODAY marks the 14th...

A Century Of Bridal Fashion On Show

A Century Of Bridal Fashion On Show

MANCHESTER: It’s one...

Selena Janik. Pic: YouTube/USA TodaySelena Janik. Pic: YouTube/USA TodayTENNESSEE: A three-year-old girl with a higher IQ than US president Barack Obama and British prime minister David Cameron has been accepted into the elite international intelligence group Mensa.

Selena Janik from East Tennessee scored in the top one per cent of an intelligence test – well above the entry requirement of two per cent.

Her parents decided to get her IQ tested after she proved to have a natural ability for maths and reading.

Selena’s mother Cristy Janik told local media: ‘She would point to a letter and she would tell me what the weather said and then she would go to the next one and tell me what that letter said and the next one. Then she could put them all together and read the whole word.’

Eric Janik said he knew his daughter was special when she stopped crying just nine seconds after being born.

‘Everything comes naturally to her. She picks up a book and she’ll know it. She picked up my wife’s nursing book and asked her about the vascular system and stuff,’ he added.

While Selena’s talent proves she could be a bright spark when she grows up, she is not the youngest member to join the super intelligence group.

London-born Elise Tan Roberts was just two years old when she joined the IQ society in 2009. She could name 35 capital cities, recite the phonetic alphabet and count to ten in Spanish – giving her an IQ of 156.

Two-year-old Adam Kirby, from Mitcham, Surrey, also gained membership to Mensa last month. The clever tot potty trained himself, can spell 100 words and has an IQ of 141.

Mensa normally only tests children who are aged ten or above, but younger children are tested on cognitive abilities tailored for them.

The suggested score for admittance is 141 – which is ten more than reported IQ levels of David Cameron and Barack Obama in the adult test.

Mensa is the oldest IQ society in the world and has about 22,500 members in the UK and Ireland – about 900 of whom are under the age of 18. The club’s oldest member is 103.

 

 




- UK Metro

http://metro.co.uk/2013/07/20/three-year-old-girl-joins-mensa-with-higher-iq-than-david-cameron-3890995/