Posts tagged "genius"

Why Are People Shocked That A Pretty, Blonde, 16-Year-Old Girl Is A Genius?

There's a plot for a romantic comedy in here somewhere: a 16-year-old British girl named Lauren Marbe has scored 161 on a MENSA test, ranking her intelligence higher than Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Albert Einstein. But people are shocked -- shocked! -- at Lauren Marbe's genius intelligence because she's a blonde girl from Essex (which i…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 15, 2013

4-Year-Old Girl Genius Inducted Into Mensa

Heidi Hankins has always been a smartypants: by age two she could read and count to 40, by age three she could add and subtract, and now, at age 4, she has been inducted into Mensa with an IQ of 159. To put that number into perspective, the average adult has an IQ of 100…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 16, 2012

The Youngest Professor Ever Is 18…And A Girl

What were you doing at age 16? Maybe learning how to drive? Taking Algebra 2? Well, Alia Sabur was getting her Ph.D. at that age. Yep, and then she became the youngest college professor in history at 18. (The previous record holder was a student of Sir Isaac Newton.) Alia is also a music prodigy…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 23, 2008