Four-Year-Old Boy Becomes Britain’s Youngest Member Of Mensa

Youngest Mensa Member From Britain

A four-year-old boy in the UK has taken everyone by surprise by becoming Britain’s youngest member to be accepted in Mensa, the largest and oldest high-IQ society in the world.

The gifted little boy is Teddy, from Somerset, England. He learned to read at just 26 months by watching children’s television and copying the sounds of letters, according to his family. The child prodigy can also count to 100 in six non-native languages, including Mandarin.

Mensa is a non-profit organisation open to people who score at the 98 percentile or higher on an approved IQ test.

Youngest Mensa Member From Britain

“He’s starting to figure out that his friends can’t read yet, and he doesn’t know why, but it’s very important for us to keep him grounded,” said Teddy’s mother, Beth Hobbs, according to the BBC.

Reacting to the BBC’s Instagram post, a user commented, “Bro gives teachers homework.” Another user wrote, “Mensa is a very good place for kids like him, because there’s an orientation to the parents not pushing him too hard, so he can enjoy his childhood, and how to better stimulate his intelligence within his limits. Hope the parents respect his limits and make it fun.” A third user commented, “Now we can all watch Sheldon grow up in real life.”

Similar Case

Back in our motherland, a four-and-a-half-year-old boy named Kunwar Pratap from Ludhiana was awarded the Global Child Prodigy Award 2022 under the category of intelligence. He was selected out of 100 children in different categories from all around the world and was declared the youngest child prodigy in the category of intelligence. Kunwar Pratap already had six world records with the International Book of World Records, followed by two records each registered with the India Book of Records and the Asia Book of Records.

According to his father, Assistant District Attorney Rushil Jindal, Kunwar Pratap can name the capitals of all countries in the world. He can do addition sums orally. He knows all continents, the neighbouring countries of India, the names of planets and oceans, and multiples of various numbers. He can recite the names of 10 Sikh gurus in sequence. “He has a unique memory and loves playing with numbers. He also likes reading books and is currently reading the works of Shakespeare,” said his mother, Dr. Naina Jindal.

Suggested Reading: Puducherry Girl Sets Guinness World Record By Arranging Chess Set In 29.85 Seconds

We request you to support our award-winning journalism by making a financial contribution towards our efforts. Your funds will ensure we can continue to bring you amazing stories of women, and the impact they are making and spotlight half the country's population because they deserve it.

By proceeding, you are agreeing to our Terms of Service .View our FAQs and Support page .