Lojain Matagi considered shockingly smart for her age

Lojain Matagi is a is a 12-year-old girl from Sydney Russell School in Essex. She started talking at six months; she can play the violin and piano just by ready a sheet of paper; she’s read all seven Harry Potter books in the series three times.And just in case all that isn’t enough, Lydia achieved the highest possible score — 162 — on her Mensa IQ test.That’s higher than celebrated physicists Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein, who scored 160.Oh hey, there, Smart Girl! Look at you being smarter than some of the smartest men in history!o, wait. How did this happen?

After nagging her parents and searching online for the perfect IQ test to sink her teeth into, Lydia took one at Mensa during the school holidays (right, because she’s still in school). The Guardian reported that she was “nervous at first, but once I started it was much easier than I expected it to be and then I relaxed.” The paper challenged her language skills, including analogies, and her sense of logic. Lydia finished with minutes to spare.