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12-year-old girl in Britain beats Einstein in IQ score

Published on Jun 9, 2013 8:09 AM

London - What do you do to celebrate when you find out that your daughter has scored the maximum 162 in a test for Mensa, the world's oldest high-IQ society?

In the case of British eye specialists Jayashree and Muniraju Ramu, the answer is simple - their reaction was extremely low-key.

When they found out in March this year that their daughter, Neha, 12 at the time, had blitzed the test, they didn't celebrate with a party or a series of loud, joyous phone calls to everyone in the family's contact list.

To put her achievement in context, the Mensa result ranks her ahead of Professor Stephen Hawking, Mr Bill Gates and even Albert Einstein, all of whom are estimated to have an intelligence quotient (IQ) of 160.

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Modest reaction

"Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein, they've achieved so much... It's not right to compare me to them just because of my IQ. If I don't put in my effort and make use of my IQ, then there's no point in having it."

NEHA, now 13, whose Mensa test score trumped the geniuses mentioned