Albert Einstein, who was responsible for developing the theory of relativity is considered one of the main pillars of modern physics and his discovery has contributed greatly to the technology that we now have. This is why he is recognized all over the world and his legacy continues even many years have passed since his death.
Moreover, Einstein is recognized as an exceedingly smart individual with a genius IQ level and people look up to him because of this. Many also try to follow his footsteps but none has succeeded yet.
But, will the next Einstein be in the person of this 11-year-old Iranian girl named Tara Sharifi whose IQ score is above the so-called ‘genius benchmark’ of 140? According to Iran Front Page, Tara was able to score 162 points in the Mensa IQ Test – the highest score ever recorded in history. Her score is even higher than the estimated IQs of physicist Albert Einstein and cosmologist Professor Stephen Hawking.
“I was shocked when I got the result – I never expected to get such a good score,” she said. Tara took the test in Oxford and had to answer questions within a set time.
It was a non-verbal test which focused on Tara’s ability to understand the meanings of words. “It was a joint decision between me and my parents to take the test,” she said.
“It will be a wonderful opportunity to meet other people within the Mensa system,” Tara added. Tara now qualifies for membership of Mensa, also known as the High IQ society, and says she looks forward to meeting other members of Mensa at some of the organization’s gatherings.
“I have told some of my friends at school and they were really impressed. When I am older, I would like to do something related to mathematics,” she added.
“I am extremely proud but very surprised at how well Tara scored,” said her father. I figured she might do well when we watched TV and she would get math questions before the contestants,” he added.
We look forward to Tara achieving more amazing things in the future! Kudos to this genius kid!