A schoolboy who only learned how to speak English when he moved to England five years ago is already smarter than a host of the world's brightest ever minds, including US presidents and even Albert Einstein.
Daniel Yang, 12, achieved top marks in a Mensa test, an IQ challenge that consists of 35 problems that must be solved within a 25 minute time limit.
It is only available to those who can demonstrate an IQ in the top two per cent of the population.
Last year, the "genius" child from Birmingham scored 162 – the highest possible for a boy of 11 years old.
Daniel, who moved to the UK from China, told The Sun: “I couldn’t speak English and felt a bit left out. It really took me a long time to settle in but now I love it.
“I study and work very hard. I did when I lived in China and I’ve carried on. I was so pleased when my results came back. It feels so special. I love maths, problem solving and vocabulary tests so much. They’re brilliant.
“I’m so pleased. I love testing myself and doing things like this.
“I’m very proud. It’s a massive achievement. I have seen other children complete the test but not get the same marks as me.”
Daniel’s business manager dad Tom, 40, said: “We’re really proud parents. It’s amazing. He’s a genius.”
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The young brain box has designs on a place in Oxford University, and with his IQ already surpassing that of Abraham Lincoln, Ben Franklin and Bill Clinton, who had scores of 128, 160 and 137 respectively, the institution should be glad to have him.
Barnaby Swinburn, then 12, also scored the highest possible score for under-18s with a total of 162 in December last year. It is believed that Einstein’s IQ was 160, meaning Barnaby beats one of the greatest physicists of all time.
His mum Ghislaine told Bristol Live: “I knew he was smart, but he decided that he wanted to understand himself more, that’s why he booked it.”
“He wants to become a programmer,” Ghislaine added. “He’s already looking at university courses, and he wants to go to Oxford.”
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