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A 13-year-old has scored 162 in an IQ test in west London, meaning that her IQ is comparable to the likes of Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein.
However, despite the lofty comparisons Neha Ramu of England has said that she does not think the comparisons are fair.
Ramu said: "When I found out I got such a high score it was so amazing and unexpected. Stephen Hawking, Albert Einstein, they've achieved so much. It's not right to compare me to them just because of my IQ. If I don't put in my effort and make use of my IQ then there's no point in having it."
The score of 162 is the highest possible score that the IQ test allows a person under the age of 18 to achieve.
The amazing score has led many to compare Ramu to other historical geniuses, but she has kept her feet firmly on the ground and has taken her score with a grain of salt.
The young teenager has said that her hobbies include playing chess and reading. She also enjoys swimming and watching television just like more of her peers.
Ramu will now join Mensa, which is quite an achievement at such a young age. However, she is not the youngest person to join the IQ elite – according to reports one girl, Alice Amos, scored 162 on an IQ test when she was just 2 years and 11 months old. She entered Mensa just after she turned three.
The IQ test given by Mensa allows membership into an elite club that provides mental stimulation and the "exchange of ideas through lectures, discussions, journals, special-interest groups… and gatherings," according to the organization's website.
In order to join, those taking the test must attain "a score within the upper two percent of the general population."
Here is a video news report into the teen's accomplishment: