A 12yearold boy from Devon in the United Kingdom has been invited to join Mensa, a society that brings together people of high intellectual ability. Rory Bidwell achieved a high score of 162 on the Cattell IIIB test, surpassing the estimated IQs of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, which were around 160.
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Rory knew nothing about the test and did not prepare for it. His mother, Abi Bidwell, said he was so relaxed during the test that he even went to the toilet.
“He was blessed with an incredible brain that was able to solve things and remember information,” Abi said. “He first showed signs of ability when he was just two years old when he completed a 100piece puzzle on his own.”
Now his father, James Bidwell, has revealed some details, namely that his son found the test “pretty easy”, as he told Sky News.
Rory completed the twohour test in Exeter 15 days after turning 12. He is the youngest Mensa member in the UK.
Mensa is an international organization with more than 100,000 members worldwide. To become a member, you must score at least 132 on an IQ test recognized by Mensa.