How would you feel if you found out that your IQ surpasses that of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking? This was what exactly happened to Nicole Barr when she found out that her IQ test result had placed her among the top 1% of the population with a whopping score of 162.
Nicole Barr, now 14, took the Mensa IQ test when she was 12. Only 5 days after taking the test, she became the talk of the year. With the highest possible score for children her age, she is one of those who have surpassed the IQ scores of geniuses such as Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.
This came as a very big surprise to a girl in her 7th year, although the signs had been there all along. The Western Daily Press reports that Nicole, who then attended Burnt Mill Academy, in Harlow, was able to tackle complex algebra before the age of ten, attended drama and other various activities.
With the average IQ score of 100, any score that surpasses 140 is considered to be that of a genius. Nicole’s score has officially become a certified genius and a member of Mensa, which currently counts around 110,000 members worldwide.
The criterion for a Mensa membership is quite simple: an IQ score which places you within the top 2% or the world population – and Nicole scored within the top 1% with a score of 162!
Coming from a traveling Gypsy community, Nicole is one of those people who believe in hard work and persistence. She lives in a Gypsy caravan with her father and half-sister and she is the pride of her community. Her ambitions are to become a doctor one day.
Do you think you have what it takes? Try out the British Mensa’s Online Workout and tell us what percentage you managed to make in the test!
A professional writer with over a decade of incessant writing skills. Her topics of interest and expertise range from health, nutrition and psychology.