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Schoolgirl, 12, Is Brainier Than Einstein

04/10/2012 12:57 | Updated 22 May 2015
Schoolgirl, 12, is brainier than Einstein. She scores 162 in IQ testGetty/file photo

Brainbox schoolgirl Olivia Manning has been accepted into Mensa – after proving herself more intelligent than geniuses Einstein and Professor Stephen Hawking.

The Liverpool pupil scored a massive 162 in an IQ test and is now in the top one per cent of the brainiest people in the world.

But before she starts polishing her knuckles, Olivia has been told her reward is...to knuckle down to even more homework!

Olivia, a pupil at the North Liverpool Academy in Everton, told her local paper she had a knack of quickly absorbing and remembering new information, ranging from riddles to dance moves.

Even so, she said she was 'speechless' when she discovered her score. Olivia is a member of the academy's burgeoning Mensa weekly after-school problem-solving club for gifted students.

Teacher and club organiser Stacey Meighen was so blown away with the way pupils rose to a challenge she let them take the official 90-minute Mensa tests.

Despite outdoing the likes of TV mathematician Carol Vorderman, who could only muster 154, Olivia wants to pursue a career in acting.

It helps that she barely needs a script – with Olivia revealing she learned her lines for a Macbeth production within 24 hours.

She added: "A lot more people are coming up to me asking for help with their homework. I just like challenges and making my mind think."

School principal Kay Askew said: "The success of the Mensa enrichment club shows how with the right support, students can excel and become the best in the world."

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