By: Krystle Crossman
Mensa has invited a new member into their club. Her IQ is a staggering 145 which is just 15 points below Stephen Hawking. When she was just 4 months old she had already learned her alphabet according to her parents. She scored in the 99th percentile on the standardized intelligence test that determines IQ. Her name is Anala Beevers.
One of Anala’s favorite things to study is geography. She carries a map of the US with her everywhere she goes. She knows where every state is located as well as their capitals. She knows that she is a very smart kid. He mother jokes that she corrects the family’s grammar all the time.
While she is very young, Anala is not the youngest member of Mensa. The youngest in the US is 2 year old Emmelyn Roettger who just joined Mensa last year. She lives in Washington DC and has an IQ of 135. The youngest member of Mensa in the entire world is 2 year old Adam Kirby who lives in London. He has an IQ of 141. His parents said that he potty trained himself at just a year old after reading one book on how to do it. Adam has a younger brother who now 9 months old and they are expecting that he will be just as bright as his brother and will develop faster as he has Adam to learn from.
Mensa is a group that is made up of individuals with high IQs that score in the 98th percentile or higher on a standardized intelligence test. There are members in 100 different countries of the world. Some famous Mensa members have been Quentin Tarrantino (160), Steve Martin (142), Geena Davis (140), and Jodi Foster (132). James Woods aced his SATs and was accepted into MIT but decided he wanted to pursue acting instead. He was also a Mensa member with an IQ of 180.