A gifted young boy from England named Yusuf Shah has scored the maximum possible Mensa IQ test score, beating both Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
The 11-year-old registered 162, which is in the top percent of people of all ages and scoring which is the highest possible for those under eighteen years old.
Although Einstein never officially took the test, it is believed that he would have attained about the same score—about 160—as Hawking.
Yusuf’s friends in school urged him to take the test, so he decided to go ahead and see how he would do. His friends believed he would do well because he is generally very smart, which is why they had also attempted to convince him to take it. Once he had finished the exam, the genius student celebrated his incredible achievement with a meal at his favorite local restaurant together with his family.
“Everyone at school thinks I am very smart and I have always wanted to know if I was in the top two per cent of the people who take the test,” the 11-year-old stated. “It feels special to have a certificate for me and about me.”
The 11-year-old’s mom speaks about his IQ results
Yusuf, who is currently a sixth grade student at Wigton Moor Primary School, dreams about studying mathematics at Oxford or Cambridge . His passion has always revolved around numbers. Currently living in Leeds with his brothers, Zaki and Khalid, his mother, Sana, and his father, Irfan, the family stands proud.
Sana stated, “I was so proud. He is the first person to take the Mensa test in the family. I was actually a little concerned too—he has always gone into a hall full of kids to take tests.”
“We thought he might be intimidated by the adults at the [center],” she added. “But he did brilliantly. I still tell him that, ‘Your dad is still smarter than you.’ We take it all lightheartedly.”
Greek Chess Prodigy Ranked 3rd in the World
In another exciting story a ten-year-old Greek chess champion Evangelia Siskou has won bronze in this years World Individual Championship, which concluded in Batumi, Georgia. The Greek chess prodigy now ranks third in the world.
Evangelia Siskou was among the 101 female chess players from thirty-six countries, who participated in the championship in the under-10 girls’ division.
Furthermore, in August, Greece’s chess prodigy, Nikolas Theodorou, won the silver medal in the chess Olympiad that took place in India. Twenty-two-year-old Theodorou, who holds the title of Grand Master, came second in the Board 2 Open Section behind Nihal Sarin of India.