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10/13/2009 08:31 AM ID: 81113 Permalink   

Two-Year-Old Has Same IQ as Einstein

 

Oscar Wrigley has become the youngest person ever to be accepted into Mensa with an IQ equal to that of Albert Einstein or Stephen Hawking. Oscar, who is only two, was tested on the Stanford-Binet scale and his IQ ranked higher than the scale could go.

Oscar's mother Hanna told reporters: "His vocabulary is amazing. He's able to construct complex sentences. The other day he said to me, 'Mummy, sausages are like a party in my mouth.'"

Mensa's chief has confirmed Oscar as being the youngest accepted member of the organization for people with above average IQs at two years, five months and 11 days.

 
  Source: www.ananova.com  
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  Hugo  
 
Great summary with only one small problem, the site must have updated while you were writing this up because they changed who the youngest person is to this:

"The youngest British child to join Mensa is Elise Tan Roberts, from Edmonton, North London, at two years, four months and 14 days, with an IQ of 156."

<ducks> I'm sorry. I figured I should point it out before one of your detractors tries to be ignorant about it.
 
  by: TaraB     10/13/2009 08:39 AM     
  Strange...  
 
sausages are like a riot in my mouth!
 
  by: H. W. Hutchins   10/13/2009 08:49 AM     
  holy crap  
 
you're right who would have thought ananova even checked the crap they published ....
 
  by: Hugo Chavez     10/13/2009 09:04 AM     
  That's nothing  
 
When I was 2 I told my mom, "These tubes of processed meat are like a Democratic party along my alveolar ridge and palate."
 
  by: shaohu     10/13/2009 09:20 AM     
  IQ  
 
Ceases to be useful after about 120 - 130, it was designed to find people who were mentally deficient so as to identify those who need special education.
 
  by: tiggyfiggy   10/13/2009 01:06 PM     
  Hugo, seems your IQ is below zero.  
 
Youngest Britian and youngest person are two different categories. So I don't think the person who submitted the article has to worry about when the site was changes/updated.
 
  by: oneal5   10/13/2009 02:47 PM     
  @ oneal5  
 
ooooooooooooh who peed in your cornflakes this morning .....
 
  by: Hugo Chavez     10/13/2009 03:28 PM     
  @oneal  
 
Britian? "when the site was changes"? With a post like this you may not want to be commenting on others' IQ.
 
  by: gryphon50a   10/13/2009 03:51 PM     
  Typo in the original source  
 
It wasn't Albert Einstein, it was Bob Einstein, AKA "Super" Dave Osborne. This kid is as smart as a guy who blows himself up at least four times a week. FAIL!
 
  by: captainchainsaw   10/13/2009 05:10 PM     
  ^@my last post  
 
considering how anal-retentive some people are on this site, I feel the need to point out that I was joking.
 
  by: captainchainsaw   10/13/2009 05:12 PM     
  Wow  
 
'Mummy, sausages are like a party in my mouth'

I didn't realize thats what it took to get into mensa these days!

Talk about lowering expectations..
 
  by: jediman3     10/13/2009 06:07 PM     
  Maybe,  
 
the two year old is right, the party is a tasty food.
 
  by: vizhatlan     10/13/2009 06:35 PM     
  Has the kid failed math yet...  
 
just like dear old Uncle Albert?
 
  by: valkyrie123     10/13/2009 07:35 PM     
  Sounds like a future porn star  
 
to me.
 
  by: walter3ca   10/13/2009 10:27 PM     
  Usefulness  
 
IQ gains beyond "pretty freakin' smart" (125 or so) stop correlating so strongly with success, and thus are less "useful".

But when you meet somebody with a genius level IQ (140+, depending on who you ask), you'll know about it. And that person has a far greater chance of being a great scientist or mathematician.

Any other Mensa members here by the way? Or is it just me and oneal?
 
  by: p_g_chris   10/14/2009 12:36 AM     
  I'm With Gryphon  
 
Before one attempts to berate another for mistakes they should check their own comments.

shaohu- Excellent response.
 
  by: TaraB     10/14/2009 01:03 AM     
  Oh  
 
Was kidding about oneal;-)
 
  by: p_g_chris   10/14/2009 01:45 AM     
  @p_g  
 
I qualified for it back in high school, but didn't feel like paying the fee at the time. I haven't bothered with it since.
 
  by: DaReapaMan   10/14/2009 03:19 AM     
  153  
 
Before I became an addict, I had an IQ of 153....probably about 120 now....doesn't mean a whole lot either way.
 
  by: JimmyD   10/14/2009 04:18 AM     
  @pg  
 
Dont worry. My IQ is so bad, I read yours as One nil... You win, still.
 
  by: skcusswentrohs     10/14/2009 02:00 PM     
  nice  
 
Very impressive for a 2 year old, but true, IQ tests are pretty meaningless.
 
  by: o9k   10/14/2009 06:07 PM     
  I'm sure  
 
that the whole "Party in my mouth" thing was on a TV advert for sweets or something, that's probably where he got that from. That wouldn't necessarily mean he was smart, he might just watch lots of TV!
 
  by: TabbyCool     10/15/2009 02:40 PM     
  Tabby  
 
Very good catch! I wasn't even going with a show or commercial in my mind. I was thinking maybe it was from a book that was read to him over and over. The best thing these parents can do is not raise thee child with too much pressure just because it is so high, it won't help with the number either way or help with the continuing of his school years. I would teacher him and treat him as a normal student and if he needs to be moved up I would determine that when and if the time came.
 
  by: TaraB     10/15/2009 02:58 PM     
  Pretty smart kid  
 
My question would be... is the kid Autistic?
 
  by: GoogleJunky   10/15/2009 03:38 PM     
  @ gryphon50a  
 
"d" and "s" are next to each other on the keyboard you... "sumb add". It was a typo.
Lets see if you can figure out what is in the quote.
 
  by: oneal5   10/15/2009 05:43 PM     
  oneal5  
 
""d" and "s" are next to each other on the keyboard you... "sumb add". It was a typo."

Well if you can't proofread the comments you make you really shouldn't be talking about low IQ's and what someone else happened to miss.
 
  by: TaraB     10/15/2009 06:50 PM     
  Wow very "smart"  
 
I have met 2 year old kids who could explain whole episodes of spongebob squarepants to me. That is a little more impressive then "party in my mouth"!
 
  by: evilrat   10/16/2009 12:45 AM     
  Yo Gabba Gabba  
 
I think this is the show that the kid got that phrase from. Look up "party in my tummy" It gets stuck in my head all the time. And they also have Biz Markie teaching children to beat box. Great children's show. :P
 
  by: redheadedwonder   10/16/2009 11:19 PM     
  @tara  
 
i agree, i hope the parents don't pressure him too much. unfortunately, i'm thinking since they had the kid **admitted to mensa** as a freakin' two-year-old, the chances of that are pretty low. :(
 
  by: midgica   10/19/2009 12:49 PM     
 
 
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