American Mensa’s newest member is also their youngest; 2 y.o. with a 146 IQ


Mensa is a non-profit organization that consists of high IQ members. Its members qualify if they score at the 98th percentile or higher on a standard IQ test or other tests.

It was originally formed in England back in 1946 by a scientist/lawyer to establish a be an “aristocracy of the intellect.” The actual word “Mensa” is Latin for table, thus the organization is a “round-table” society.

American Mensa just accepted a new member who is also their youngest. Kashe Quest has an IQ of 146.... she is also about to turn three years old.

The average American IQ is 100. Above-average is 116 and a “high IQ” is 130 or higher.

For comparison, Abraham Lincoln’s IQ was suggested to be 128, Ben Franklin’s was 160, Charles Darwin’s 165, Stephen Hawking’s 160, Sir Isaac Newton’s 190, Albert Einstein’s 160, and Christopher Michael Langan, who was suggested to be one of the smartest people in the world, was estimated to have an IQ between 195 and 210.

“We started to notice her memory was really great. She just picked up things really fast and she was really interested in learning. At about 17, 18 months, she had recognized all the alphabet, numbers, colors, and shapes,” her mother Sukhjit Athwal stated, according to Fox 13.

Some of the things the toddler can already do:

  • Identify all 50 states off of shape and location

  • She knows 50 signs in sign language

  • Count to 100

  • Identify periodic table elements by symbol

  • She is learning to read

  • Learning Spanish

Her mother did point out she is still in that toddler stage, so she still has her tantrums. They are going at Kashe’s pace and not rushing into anything so she can enjoy her youth.

Story via Araksya Karapetyan with Fox 13