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Girl with IQ of 161: Essex teenager's IQ is higher than Albert Einstein's
upi.com ^ | 2/12/2013 | blog staff

Posted on 02/13/2013 12:30:20 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant

A 16-year-old girl from Essex stunned teachers by scoring 161 on her IQ test, more than Bill Gates and even Albert Einstein, SWNS reported.

Lauren Marbe, the teenager who enjoys fake tanning and manicures, is very proud of her high score, especially because it contradicts all the stigmas associated with being blonde.

"My teachers knew I was quite clever because of my grades but they had always thought I was blonde and a bit ditzy," she told SWNS. "Now they keep saying 'I didn't realize you were that clever'."

Marbe is a pupil at Roding Valley High School in Loughton, Essex where she is a straight A and A* student. Though she ultimately dreams of being a performer in the West End, if she decides to go to college after high school, she plans on studying architecture at the University of Cambridge.

The teenage prodigy is also a gifted singer, she performed in the West End for two years as part of the chorus for Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash-hit Joseph.

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1 posted on 02/13/2013 12:30:25 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant
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To: UnwashedPeasant

Intelligence goes multi-dimensionally way beyond any single numerical figure of merit.


2 posted on 02/13/2013 12:33:31 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: UnwashedPeasant

She looks clean and articulate.


3 posted on 02/13/2013 12:34:30 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: UnwashedPeasant

She’s fast at Sudoku, that’s all it means!


4 posted on 02/13/2013 12:35:26 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

I always thought the E-man’s IQ was waay up there, like >200.

I mean 161 is high, but there are lots of them around. Relatively speaking.


5 posted on 02/13/2013 12:36:03 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Steely Tom
Frequently occurring rare events.

If she is one in a million, with billions of peeps, it happens all the time.

6 posted on 02/13/2013 12:38:41 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: UnwashedPeasant

Good looking, very accomplished and smart.


7 posted on 02/13/2013 12:39:08 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

Hmmm. A blond hedy lamarr


8 posted on 02/13/2013 12:40:06 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

She beat me by that much.


9 posted on 02/13/2013 12:40:17 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: UnwashedPeasant

Studying architecture is a waste of her abilities.


10 posted on 02/13/2013 12:42:49 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: Steely Tom

Einstein’s ability was driven by how his brain was structure, not just IQ. There was an article recently on it — he had abnormal folds in certain areas of his brain tied to specific capabilities. I think the right way to look at Einstein is not as a genius but as a prodigy.


11 posted on 02/13/2013 12:43:02 PM PST by tanknetter
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To: Steely Tom

Genius is not always measurably by IQ. Richard Feynman’s was only 125 (determined in HS) and, though clearly a genius, he was always sensitive about his IQ.


12 posted on 02/13/2013 12:43:49 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/Ooo-eee.wav


13 posted on 02/13/2013 12:45:58 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Maybe she’ll be the one to design a space elevator.


14 posted on 02/13/2013 12:47:16 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

Not Guilty


15 posted on 02/13/2013 12:48:57 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Paladin2

She’s up there too. It’s hard to find a distribution chart that goes that high. I did find one... according to which her frequency is about 3 in 100,000.

Not too shabby.


16 posted on 02/13/2013 12:49:05 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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17 posted on 02/13/2013 12:49:19 PM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Steely Tom
BTW, Feynman was turned down by Columbia, but was accepted by MIT (a much better school IMHO).

He made a perfect score on the math/physics part of the graduate exam for Princeton (IIRC, he was the only one to have ever done so at that point in history).

18 posted on 02/13/2013 12:49:34 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: tanknetter
I think the right way to look at Einstein is not as a genius but as a prodigy.

Correct. I believe IQ is meaningless with regard to Einstein. People with Einsteins genius are extremely rare.

When he first presented his General Theory of Relativity only a dozen or so people couldn't even understand it. He was a true rarity.

19 posted on 02/13/2013 12:50:01 PM PST by sand88
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Art Vandelay. :)


20 posted on 02/13/2013 12:50:26 PM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: UnwashedPeasant
Looks like a young Paris Hilton.

Poor Paris, if only she had a brain.

21 posted on 02/13/2013 12:55:17 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: UnwashedPeasant

Doesn’t mean she’s smart....


22 posted on 02/13/2013 12:55:35 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Steely Tom

Relativity speaking....


23 posted on 02/13/2013 12:57:14 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

I hope she doesn’t get any ‘tramp stamps’! THAT would ruin everything!


24 posted on 02/13/2013 1:00:39 PM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: BenLurkin

That would require the talents of a structural engineer. I look at the job of an architect to be to make the structure aesthetically pleasing.


25 posted on 02/13/2013 1:01:17 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

It is the verdict of this court that she is NOT GUILTY! Brains and beauty, a British Ann Coulter. Now buy her a steak and kidney pie and a pint.

26 posted on 02/13/2013 1:03:10 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

lemme guess....she wants to be a Pop Star


27 posted on 02/13/2013 1:06:02 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: UnwashedPeasant

In today’s connected world, she will be under tremendous pressure to “succeed” at something.

Previous geniuses never had such stress.


28 posted on 02/13/2013 1:06:02 PM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Was one really fine fella my old memory chip tells me,,,,


29 posted on 02/13/2013 1:06:43 PM PST by litehaus (A memory tooooo long)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

She’s still not smart enough to understand IQ has nothing to do with being ditzy.


30 posted on 02/13/2013 1:09:23 PM PST by bgill
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To: UnwashedPeasant
From Wikipedia --Frequent references have been made to Jayne Mansfield's very high IQ, which she claimed was 163. She spoke five languages, including English, fluent French and Spanish, German learned in high school, and studied Italian in 1963. Reputed to be Hollywood's "smartest dumb blonde", she would later complain that the public did not care about her brains. "They're more interested in 40–21–35", she said


31 posted on 02/13/2013 1:09:56 PM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: cuban leaf
Hmmm. A blond hedy lamarr

That's Hedley!

32 posted on 02/13/2013 1:10:04 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: UnwashedPeasant

She aint as smart as the one


33 posted on 02/13/2013 1:11:38 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

A future in England is a waste of her talents.


34 posted on 02/13/2013 1:12:53 PM PST by Rich21IE
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To: Steely Tom

Years back they had several different IQ tests and each was scored slightly different. I don’t know if its still that way or not.


35 posted on 02/13/2013 1:13:12 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Possibly a waste of her abilities, but probably not a waste of her interests. I used to have a resume writing business. You would not believe the number of highly educated, bright, smart, vastly intelligent people who absolutely hate their jobs.

I cannot tell you how many professionals I had for clients who told me that they should have gone ahead and become teachers like they had wanted, or gone into music, taught art, should have opened the little cafe, book store, music store they thought about or had a chance to. On the other hand, I never had a professional musician--I mean a classically trained professional, not a caterwallering idiot--who wanted to change professions.(Had two who wanted additional income.)

So bless her heart and her ambitions. I hope she succeeds.
36 posted on 02/13/2013 1:16:46 PM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: UnwashedPeasant; Lazamataz

Oh, Laz!

We all know the drill, but just in case you missed it.


37 posted on 02/13/2013 1:20:42 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: UnwashedPeasant
My nephew is pretty smart, well kinda, and is now a thorasic surgeon here in S.E. Michigan and got his Fellowship from Harvard.

He's not a genius, he merely had the desire and drive to really study hard, at the exclusion of everything else kids his age took advantage of.

Oddly enough, following his graduation from Williams College in Massachusettes, he was forced to take a year off before his admittance into U. of M. Medical school, so he went to Europe to play hockey and was offered an opportunity to play in the NHL..........(He made all-state defenseman in his senior year when his team won the state championship and played for Williams...)

38 posted on 02/13/2013 1:20:48 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: bgill
She’s still not smart enough to understand IQ has nothing to do with being ditzy

She'll learn.

Einstein was a real airhead...often stopping people he would encounter walking home after work at Princeton and asking, "Do you know me? Do you know where do I live?"

39 posted on 02/13/2013 1:21:08 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: sand88
When he first presented his General Theory of Relativity only a dozen or so people couldn't even understand it.

That is a misconception that even Einstein fought his entire life. It was largely based on a misreported story by the New York Times. Arthur Eddington, the British physicist who attempted to use the eclipse of 1919 to verify General Relativity, took advantage of this misconception. According to Eddington, after he presented his results to the Royal Society a member of audience approached him, saying, "I understand that there are only three people in the entire world who understand this relativity business." Eddington stood speechless for a moment, and his inquistor insisted, "Now, don't be so modest, man!" Eddington snapped out of reverie and replied, "No, I'm just trying to think of who the third one might be!"

Eddington retold that tale at high tea in Oxford for decades.

Einstein's son, who became a professor of civil engineering at Caltech, insisted that his father's distinguishing trait (a lot like Richard Feymann) was his absolute refusal to take anyone's word for anything. He would not accept something until he had thought it through for himself.

40 posted on 02/13/2013 1:21:30 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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41 posted on 02/13/2013 1:21:53 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

BTW, UnPeas:

Is this Essex Ohio?
Essex-on-buggery in Jolly Old England?


42 posted on 02/13/2013 1:22:10 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: tanknetter

he had abnormal folds in certain areas of his brain tied to specific capabilities

Do you think that has to do with folded space and time the info can flow better ?


43 posted on 02/13/2013 1:23:16 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: cuban leaf
Hmmm. A blond hedy lamarr

That's 'Headly!'


44 posted on 02/13/2013 1:23:38 PM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: Steely Tom
I mean 161 is high, but there are lots of them around.

I agree with you, I believe the term "genius" is used much too frequently. The true geniuses ARE the Einsteins and mathematicians or the physicists and scientists of the world whose discoveries are off the scale in terms of what other people with similar IQ's can accomplish.

45 posted on 02/13/2013 1:31:52 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

In two years, sure.


46 posted on 02/13/2013 1:35:50 PM PST by Lazamataz (Republicans have the same policies as the Democrats, except for the part where they win elections.)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

wait until she discoveres booze


47 posted on 02/13/2013 1:37:06 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Lazamataz

A man with ethics. My normally high regard for you has incerased!


48 posted on 02/13/2013 1:37:21 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
He would not accept something until he had thought it through for himself.

Too bad American voters aren't like that.

49 posted on 02/13/2013 1:38:41 PM PST by Hardastarboard (The Liberal ruling class hates me. The feeling is mutual.)
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To: driftdiver

:: wait until she discoveres booze ::

Hah! True, that.

Ol’ Cletus is still struggling with his Bacardi IQ: 151 (proof).


50 posted on 02/13/2013 1:39:19 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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