Thu10022014

LAST_UPDATEThu, 02 Oct 2014 7am

MH17: Remains Of Five More Victims To Arrive On Friday: Liow

MH17: Remains Of Five More Victims To Arrive On Friday: Liow

KUALA LUMPUR: The re...

MAS Employees Need Paradigm Shift In Work Culture

MAS Employees Need Paradigm Shift In Work Culture

KUALA LUMPUR: The 14...

EXCLUSIVE: Friday Is D-Day For Bus Operators

EXCLUSIVE: Friday Is D-Day For Bus Operators

KUALA LUMPUR: THE La...

I Know What’s Seditious And What’s Not, Insists Academic Under Probe

I Know What’s Seditious And What’s Not, Insists Academic Under Probe

SABAK BERNAM: Consti...

Isma Joins Chorus Of Voices Calling For Oktoberfest To Be Scrapped

Isma Joins Chorus Of Voices Calling For Oktoberfest To Be Scrapped

KUALA LUMPUR: Islami...

  Turkey’s Parliament To Debate Use Of Turkish Bases Against Militants

Turkey’s Parliament To Debate Use Of Turkish Bases Against Militants

ISTANBUL:Turkey’s pa...

US Lawmaker Launches Hong Kong Caucus To Monitor Rights

US Lawmaker Launches Hong Kong Caucus To Monitor Rights

WASHINGTON: US lawma...

Sewol Ferry Tragedy: Captain Told Passengers To Stay In Sinking Ferry, Court Told

Sewol Ferry Tragedy: Captain Told Passengers To Stay In Sinking Ferry, Court Told

SEOUL: The skipper o...

India Train Collision Leaves 12 Dead, 45 Others Injured

India Train Collision Leaves 12 Dead, 45 Others Injured

NEW DELHI: Two passe...

Israel PM: Gaza Probe By UN Is ‘One-Sided’

Israel PM: Gaza Probe By UN Is ‘One-Sided’

JERUSALEM: Israeli P...

Islamic Banking Hopes For Investment Account Development Incentives From Budget 2015

Islamic Banking Hopes For Investment Account Development Incentives From Budget 2015

KUALA LUMPUR: The lo...

Mega Merger Details On Oct 8

Mega Merger Details On Oct 8

THE merger t...

 Maybank Given Permission To Operate In Myanmar

Maybank Given Permission To Operate In Myanmar

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaya...

Nubex: Hopefully Exemption Of GST On Investment Precious Metals

Nubex: Hopefully Exemption Of GST On Investment Precious Metals

KUALA LUMPUR -- Nube...

Alibaba And Wanda Compete For Success In Virtual And Real World

Alibaba And Wanda Compete For Success In Virtual And Real World

BEIJING - China’s fo...

New Momentum on Climate Must Generate Action in Asia and the Pacific

New Momentum on Climate Must Generate Action in Asia and the Pacific

The landmark Climate...

10 Facts About Lebuhraya Damansara–Puchong (LDP)

10 Facts About Lebuhraya Damansara–Puchong (LDP)

HERE are 10 interest...

You Could See It Coming: A Sex Performance Tracking Device

You Could See It Coming: A Sex Performance Tracking Device

LONDON: It was only ...

Can You Survive On RM2.5K A Month In KL? Here’s How To Do It

Can You Survive On RM2.5K A Month In KL? Here’s How To Do It

KUALA LUMPUR: What d...

Being In Love Has The Same Effect On Our Bodies As Cocaine - And Five Other Shocking Facts

Being In Love Has The Same Effect On Our Bodies As Cocaine - And Five Other Shocking Facts

ACCORDING to all the...

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/