Fri08012014

LAST_UPDATEFri, 01 Aug 2014 11pm

Federal Government, Selangor Conclude Water Restructuring Pact

Federal Government, Selangor Conclude Water Restructuring Pact

PUTRAJAYA: The feder...

338 Percent Rise In Selangor Dengue Cases

338 Percent Rise In Selangor Dengue Cases

KUALA LUMPUR: Dengue...

Jobless Woman Charged With Murdering Mother

Jobless Woman Charged With Murdering Mother

KUALA LUMPUR: A jobl...

Bus Drivers Condemned For Ditching Passengers At Causeway

Bus Drivers Condemned For Ditching Passengers At Causeway

KUALA LUMPUR: Land P...

Long Term Segor Water Supply Solution Agreement

Long Term Segor Water Supply Solution Agreement

JOINT statement on t...

West Africa Losing Fight Against Ebola Epidemic, Warns WHO

West Africa Losing Fight Against Ebola Epidemic, Warns WHO

CONAKRY: The World H...

Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’ Tops Youtube’s Top 10 Music Videos Of 2014

Katy Perry’s ‘Dark Horse’ Tops Youtube’s Top 10 Music Videos Of 2014

LOS ANGELES: With Yo...

Driver 'LOLs' Over Wreck That Killed Teen

Driver 'LOLs' Over Wreck That Killed Teen

Jason McCarthy, 16, ...

Jon Stewart's Movie Gets A Release Date

Jon Stewart's Movie Gets A Release Date

Rosewater, the movie...

Ugandan Court Declares Anti-Gay Law 'Null and Void'

Ugandan Court Declares Anti-Gay Law 'Null and Void'

A Ugandan court toda...

Ringgit Falls This Week as U.S. Data Signal Higher Fed Rates

Ringgit Falls This Week as U.S. Data Signal Higher Fed Rates

Kuala Lumpur - Malay...

KLCI under selling pressure, falls 11pts

KLCI under selling pressure, falls 11pts

KUALA LUMPUR: Sellin...

Malaysia's overseas outsourcing revenue jumps 27% in 2013

Malaysia's overseas outsourcing revenue jumps 27% in 2013

Kuala Lumpur - Outso...

Global Funds Cut Malaysian Debt Holdings in June From May Record

Global Funds Cut Malaysian Debt Holdings in June From May Record

 

Global inves...

Wall St tumbles; Dow, S&P Turn Negative For July

Wall St tumbles; Dow, S&P Turn Negative For July

UNITED STATES stocks...

Guardians Of The Galaxy Is Marvel's Most Out-There Adventure Yet

Guardians Of The Galaxy Is Marvel's Most Out-There Adventure Yet

By now, most peopl...

To Combat Ebola, First Build Back Trust In Healthcare Workers

To Combat Ebola, First Build Back Trust In Healthcare Workers

THE worst-ever outbr...

5 Signs You're In The Wrong Profession

5 Signs You're In The Wrong Profession

Just because you hav...

Fishermen Haul In 100kg Monster

Fishermen Haul In 100kg Monster

MORE than 100 people...

5 Promises You Should Make To Yourself Every Day

5 Promises You Should Make To Yourself Every Day

Every day we make ha...

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/