An 11-year-old boy outperforms Einstein and Hawking terms intelligence

Seema Rai
Seema Rai

The British math genius Yusuf Shah aspires to attend Oxford or Cambridge

According to the Metro, Yusuf Shah, an 11-year-old from Leeds. Scored 162 on an IQ test, outperforming geniuses Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.

He is in the top one percentile of the population, having achieved the maximum IQ for under-18s.

The score of the year six student is comparable to that of world-renowned physicists Hawking and Einstein, who are thought to have scored 160.  Shah told the Metro that he decided to take the Mensa test after his friends kept telling him how smart he was.

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“I’ve always wanted to know if I was in the top 2% of people who take the test,” he said. “Having a certificate for me and about me feels special,” he added. Shah told the Metro that he enjoys anything that stimulates his brain, including sudoku puzzles and Rubik’s cubes.

The first person in the family to take the Mensa iq test His parents

The math prodigy began experimenting with the iconic cubes in January and cracked them in less than a month. Shah took his parents and brothers to the chicken restaurant chain Nando’s to celebrate his achievement.

“I was overjoyed. “He is the first person in the family to take the Mensa test,” his mother Sana said. “I was actually a little concerned,” she added. He has always taken tests in a hall full of children.

“We feared he would be intimidated by the adults at the centre.” But he did an outstanding job. Yusuf shah.

“I still tell him, ‘Your father is smarter than you’. “We take it all in stride,” Sana said, adding that she instils in her son the value of hard work regardless of his talent.

Shah wants to study mathematics at Cambridge or Oxford, and his eight-year-old brother Khalid wants to take the Mensa test when he grows up.

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