12-year old girl has IQ score higher than Albert Einstein

Barr scored a 162 while Einstein and Hawking scored 160. In the Mensa IQ test you are declared a genius if you hit 140.

Nicole Barr

12-year-old from Essex England, Nicole Barr is smarter than renowned geniuses Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking after scoring higher than them on the Mensa IQ test.

Barr scored a 162 while Einstein and Hawking scored 160. In the Mensa IQ test you are declared a genius if you hit 140.

Nicole's brilliant mind was noticed by her father who then encouraged her to the take test knowing she would be accepted into Mensa.

“I was expecting her to do well. I knew she had a quick mind for working out problems and puzzles. I didn’t want to put any pressure on her, so we went for the fun of it. I had the idea in my mind that she would get into Mensa, but when I got the results back, I thought, ‘Wow that’s a high score!’ It wasn’t until later that I learned it was the top score possible on that test. It wasn’t until later that I learned it was the top score possible on that test” Jim told Yahoo.

“Nicole’s IQ puts her comfortably within the top 1% of the population. Only children can get a score higher than 161, because that is the maximum IQ score for an adult. The test is age adjusted for children. While a score of 162 isn't exactly unknown, it is still quite rare” a spokesman for Mensa told the Western Daily Press.

Barr however has dreams to be in the theatre and acts during her spare time. She also has hopes to be a medical doctor.

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