A 12-Year-Old Girl Scored Higher On Her IQ Test Than Albert Einstein

Instead of watching Smart Guy clips on YouTube like the average 12-year-old (who loves Tahj Mowry, at least), actual smart person, Lydia Sebastian, scored higher on her IQ test than notorious smarty-pants Albert Einstein, best known for his college dorm room poster.

The Essex resident “completed the Cattell III B paper supervised by Mensa [with] minutes to spare at the sitting at Birkbeck College, London,” according to the Guardian, which adds that she scored 162, “the maximum possible result on the test paper.” I probably ate 162 slices of pizza last year. That’s basically the same thing.

The schoolgirl has read all seven of the Harry Potter books in the series three times. Lydia, an only child, is talented in other areas and has been playing the violin since aged four. She starting talking at the age of just six months, her parents said.

Although rare, with only 1% of people who take the Mensa test achieving the highest score, Lydia joins Nicole Barr, a 12-year-old from Harlow, Essex, as well as Aahil Jouher, a 10-year-old from Blackburn, in achieving perfect scores this year. (Via)

Here’s a sample question from the test.

Assume you are using a basic calculator and press the numbers in order, replacing each question mark with a mathematical sign. Plus, minus, multiply and divide can each be used once only. What is the highest number you can possibly score?

6 ? 2 ? 2 ? 4 ? 2 =

If you know the answer, you’re probably not reading Uproxx Dot Com.

(Via the Guardian)