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Two-Year-Old Genius Has Been Accepted Into Mensa With An IQ of 146

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Two-Year-Old Genius Has Been Accepted Into Mensa With An IQ of 146

A two-year-old girl in Los Angeles has been admitted to Mensa with an IQ of 146, making her the youngest member in the US.

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While the vast majority of us were probably just getting our heads around standing up, saying basic words and losing our minds over bubbles at that age, Kashe Quest is much, much further ahead.

The toddler can already identify all 50 states by both shape and location on a map, according to KTTV, she can count to 100, name elements on the periodic table by their symbols and she's already got 50 signs in sign language down pat.

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Oh, and in addition to all that, she's learning to read English and to speak Spanish. At just two years old. Yep - bet you feel great now.

Credit: Fox 11
Credit: Fox 11

The girl's mum, Sukhjit Athwal, noticed Kashe was very mentally developed and struggled to find a daycare that could foster her talent.

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She decided to get the toddler to take an IQ and, lo and behold, the little one managed to score extremely high.

The average American IQ is 100 and the entrance level for Mensa, the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world, is scoring in the top two percent of the population after taking either the Stanford-Binet and Cattell test.

Anyone scoring between 145 and 160 on the Stanford-Binet tests is considered a genius or near-genius, while the top two percent of the population score between 132 and 148 on the Cattell test.

Sukhjit told KTTV: "We started to notice her memory was really great. She just picked up things really fast and she was really interested in learning.

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"At about 17, 18 months, she had recognised all the alphabet, numbers, colours, and shapes."

Despite the idea that Kashe is in the same group as some of the smartest minds in the world, she is still two years old.

Credit: Fox 11
Credit: Fox 11

Her mum added: "At the end of the day, she's in that toddler stage. So she very much is still a normal two-year-old where we have negotiations, we have tantrums, we have everything and it's different because the way we communicate with her, it has to be different because she's able to understand just a little bit more.

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"I think one of the biggest things with me and [my] daughter [is] making sure she has a childhood and we don't force anything on her. We're kind of going at her pace and we want to just make sure that she is youthful for as long as she can be."

She's now the youngest American member of Mensa and has beaten the record of the UK's Muhammad Haryz Nadzim, a two-year-old who joined Mensa with an IQ of 142.

Trevor Mitchell, executive director of American Mensa told People: "Kashe is certainly a remarkable addition to American Mensa. We are proud to have her and to be able to help her and her parents with the unique challenges that gifted youth encounter."

Featured Image Credit: Fox 11

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