A little three-year-old girl, Ophelia Morgan-Dew, is now the UK's youngest member of Mensa, the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world.
She started speaking at eight months and was quick to learn numbers, colors and alphabets. She has an 171 IQ score, which is more than Einstein or physicist Hawking had. Albert Einstein, who developed the theory of relativity and was awarded the Nobel Prize for physics in 1921, is rated at 160. An 171 score is pretty rare and impressive in adults. The average IQ score for people of all ages is 100, with most people ranging between 85 and 115. Ophelia's score is higher than Arnav Sharma, 11, (162), and Rahul Doshi, 12, (162) previously hailed as Britain's cleverest kids. She is said to have the intellectual capacity of a child more than twice her age.
The mother, Natalie Morgan, 31, of Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, said: "She loves reading books with me or her dad, and she loves number work and letters and the computer[...] She has an amazing memory and remembers events that happened before she was 12 months old.” Ophelia attends Abacus 2000 Nursery School in Ross-on-Wye three days a week. In other ways Ophelia is just like any other three-year-old. “She really likes her Lego and her water table and playing football,” said Natalie.