- While an average adult has an IQ of 100, a two-year-old scored 146 during an IQ test
- That earned her a spot in Mensa, a society of individuals with the world's highest IQ and an incedibly elite network of brainiacs
- According to the Mensa website, only 2% of the population scores above 130, which makes Kashe Quest remarkable
Two-year-old Kashe Quest from Los Angeles has become the youngest member of Mensa, a society comprising the world's most intelligent people.
Quest earned the prestigious spot after garnering an impressive score of 146 during an IQ (intelligence quotient) test.
The Mensa website indicates that an average adult of sound mind has an IQ of about 100 with a paltry 2% of the population scoring above 130 and regarded as gifted.
According to Quest's mom, Sukhjit Athwal, she took interest in sorting different shapes as an infant and by the time she was 16 months old, she could recognise words.
At the moment, the kindergarten kid can read comfortably, knows 50 signs in sign language and speaks Punjabi and Spanish.
“If we read a word incorrectly, or we say a word incorrectly, she’s going to correct us,” said her mom.
Athwal was, however, quick to point out that despite being highly gifted, Quest behaves like any other two-year-old. She, for instance, loves watching the movie Frozen and has memorised all the songs.
“Kashe loves playing make-believe with her friends,” Athwal added.
It is against this backdrop that the parents decided to let her go through normal schooling like her peers so that she is not made to feel pressure to grow up too fast.
The executive director of American Mensa, Trevor Mitchell, described Quest as remarkable, adding that it's good her abilities have been recognised early in life.
“Her parents will be able to help her with some of the unique challenges gifted youth encounter. Being the smartest person in the room isn't always easy and Mensa understands the importance of being challenged by others, of having our potential recognised, and of celebrating achievements,” he told TODAY.
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An eight-year-old genius is trending on social media for her incredible coding skills. The young girl's proud mother shared a video of the child explaining how she codes.
Twitter user Lindiwe Matlali (@LindiweEMMy) shared the video along with the caption:
"My @MatlaliTebello was 8 years when she started playing with the #Arduino and #RaspberryPi. This was one of her 1st projects. The focus was on developing her #coding skills, mainly #python #C & #Java. Now we gonna start building stuff. #Girlswhocode #Girlgeek #AfricaTeenGeeks"
In the footage, the child explains the fascinating coding process. The video has since gone viral on the social media platform, having been viewed over 56 000 times. Many were left impressed by the child's amazing skills while others wanted to know how to teach their own children.
One Twitter user asked:
"How can I introduce this to my 5-year-old?"
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