Einstein has been outdone by an 11-year-old British girl by the name of Cerys Cooksammy-Parnell, whose IQ score outstrips the famous scientist and makes her one of the brightest in the nation, according to Britain's Express.
Cerys, who is from Northampton, got a score of 162 on the Cattell B scale of the Mensa IQ test. Mensa is an elite high-IQ institution, and 162 is the top score in Britain, making her smarter than people like Stephen Hawking and Einstein, according to ITN News.
At the moment, though, she thinks her IQ score is (sorry, Einstein) relatively inconsequential.
“At 11, I do not have many intellectual discussions with my friends and to be honest there is more to a person than their IQ," she told the Express. "Perhaps when I am really old and past 20 years of age I will have more intellectual conversations where my IQ will assist," but until then, "my focus will be on fashion, fun and getting good grades.”
After all, she only took the test to try and beat her Dad's 142 score but "didn’t expect to beat him by such a huge margin,” she told the Express. (Ouch, Dad.)
“I am not sure if this score is a good thing or a bad thing, as I know she will be questioning everything I tell her to do," her father said, according to the Daily Star, adding: "We are a bit blown away.”
Cerys said one of her big dreams is to become the governor of the Bank of England, telling the Express: "I like working with numbers."
Cerys will start secondary school in September. The earliest age one can reportedly take the Mensa in Britain is 10-and-a-half. The society has invited her to join its youth program, according to the Daily Star.