Neha Ramu, a 13-year-old girl living in London, has a higher IQ score than Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein. Her score of 162 is the highest possible mark in the Mensa IQ test for baby geniuses under 18. Scores above 140 are generally considered to be genius level; the average adult score is 100.
In a sweet and winsome interview with the BBC, it's clear that Ramu is a bright and sensible girl. In addition to having an extraordinarily high IQ, Ramu also seems to have an uncannily mature life perspective for such a young genius:
"I don't really think I'm clever, I think I just have a high IQ, but that doesn't really mean that I'm clever… Some people think that I study loads and stuff, but I don't really at all, I just like relax and do basic stuff. "
She says that she prefers hard sciences like chemistry as well as maths (love that plural, England), and notes that she struggles with more creative pursuits like art and music. Ramu says that she wants to be a neurologist and has a strong interest in the brain and the nervous system.
Both Neha Ramu's parents are ophthalmologists. Ramu's family moved to south-west London from Bangalore, when she was seven years old. Her mother reports that Ramu remains well rounded and doesn't devote all her time to school-work or intellectual pursuits:
"She makes sure she has enough time for TV, swimming, for the fun times with her friends."
Clearly after being asked how she feels about scoring two points higher than the geniuses mentioned above, she resists comparison and makes a lovely observation about judging people on their work rather than their talents:
"Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein, they've achieved so much that I couldn't even dream of achieving, so it's not right to compare me to them just cause of my IQ, if I don't put in my effort and make use of my IQ there is no point in having it."