Intelligence and Genetics: Do Some People Inherit an Edge? (Vice, September 19, 2013)

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Cerys Cooksammy-Parnell is like most 11-year-old girls growing up in Birmingham, England. She likes to text with her friends, she just started learning how to properly play tennis, she’s never beaten her father at chess, and her favorite iPhone game is Fruit Ninja.

There’s one thing that makes Cerys stand out from the other pre-teens, though. Cerys is a certified genius, with an IQ estimated to be higher than Einstein’s and Stephen Hawking’s. Cerys isn’t the youngest Mensa member (a two-year-old was admitted earlier this year), but she is the youngest ever documented to attain a perfect score of 162.

 

Read more at Vice Motherboard.

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