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Mensa Genius, 11, Is Brainier Than Einstein And Stephen Hawking

14/08/2014 16:52 | Updated 22 May 2015

An 11-year-old girl achieved the maximum score on a Mensa IQ test – making her brainier than Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.

Cerys Cooksammy-Parnell, from Northampton, scored a mind-blowing 162 on the Cattell B scale.

The schoolgirl sat the supervised test with her father Dean, 45, who is already a member of the elite intelligence club with an IQ of 142.

Her lawyer dad thought she'd 'fluffed it' – but he was very wrong!

While Cerys was pleased with her score, she was more pleased to have beaten her dad.

Mensa genius, 11, is brainier than Einstein and Stephen Hawking

"When I was applying to Mensa he said 'oh I'm already in Mensa, Cerys', he was like showing off a bit, so it's good that I got my own back on him," she said.

Having discovered her gift, her parents are now considering whether to let her continue living a normal life or 'push her intellectually'.

"I was expecting her IQ to be upwards of 145, there's no doubt about that, but to actually hit the maximum it was a surprise. We're all really excited and proud of her," added Mr Cooksammy-Parnell.

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