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12-Year-Old Rajgauri Pawar Has A Higher IQ Than Einstein

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What makes someone a "genius"? According to the British Mensa IQ test, the magic score is 140. In April 2017, a 12-year-old girl named Rajgauri Pawar beat this benchmark by a whopping 22 points. Yep—Pawar earned a score of 162, which is two points higher than the scores of both Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.

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It's no easy feat to join the British Mensa IQ Society—your IQ must score in the top 2 percent. But Pawar ranks among the top one percent of test takers, and, according to the Independent, she scored "the highest possible IQ for someone who is younger than 18." If that's not impressive enough, Pawar is one of only 20,000 people to achieve a score of 162 worldwide.

It Starts In The Classroom

This young lady isn't just smart, she's also humble. When compared to Einstein and Hawking, Pawar replies: "I'm a bit happy, but I don't think I should be compared with them because they're, like—really great, and I don't think I am." Her father, Dr. Surajkumar Pawar, attributes some of his daughter's success to the support of her teachers at Altrincham Grammar School for Girls. Because of them, Dr. Pawar tells the Times of India, Pawar "enjoys every day at school." Inspiration at its finest.

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