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4-Year-Old NOLA Girl Becomes Mensa’s Newest Member
NewsOne ^ | Jul 30, 201 | Jul 30, 2013

Posted on 07/30/2013 12:37:34 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Anala Beevers of New Orleans learned the alphabet at four months of age and learned numbers in Spanish by the time she was 18-months-old. Now, at 4-years-old, she is a MENSA‘s newest member, AOL reports.

MENSA, the international organization for the super smart, took notice and extended the young genius an invitation to join their exclusive club. The organization normally invites adults to the club, but Anala is truly an exception. She has an IQ of more than 145. Most of MENSA’s members are in the top two percent; Anala is in the top one percent. Watch AOL news story on Anala below:

“She keeps us on our toes,” says her father Landon, who said she needs her own reality TV show.

When asked by a reporter if she’s smart, she nodded her head “yes.” When asked, “How smart are you?” she said, “Really smart.”

Though having a child as smart as Anala is a joy, it can also be a challenge.

“She’s a handful,” Landon said. “I’ll tell you, she’s a handful.”

Watch Anala Beevers show of her brilliance:


TOPICS: Education; Hobbies; Local News
KEYWORDS: intelligence; mensa

1 posted on 07/30/2013 12:37:34 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

“Watch Anala Beevers show of her brilliance”


I’m sure she is more brilliant than the moron who wrote of instead of off.


2 posted on 07/30/2013 12:45:30 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: nickcarraway

I nvr reseeved my inbitater it mus hab got lst in da male.


3 posted on 07/30/2013 12:46:18 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: nickcarraway

The video doesn’t show a genius. It shows a moderatly bright 4 year old.

Anyone who states they can administer an IQ test on a 4yo capable of measuring 145 is fooling themselves (and others apparently).

She knew her numbers in Spanish by the age of 18 mo? So? My daughter was talking at 10 months and was counting at a similar age (the language is a pointless distinction).

I’m also not too impressed with her verbal skills. They aren’t bad for a 4yo, but neither are they remarkable. The ability to communicate clearly in well constructed sentences is a clear example of high intelligence in 3-5 year olds. I find the lack of it counter to the assertion of an IQ of 145.


4 posted on 07/30/2013 1:06:42 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Venturer
I hear she can memorize hugh series of numbers!

Seriesly.

5 posted on 07/30/2013 1:14:55 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: nickcarraway

Not impressed.

Giving tests to kids that age depends entirely on the leaning of the administrator.

This tester must have been very liberal indeed.


6 posted on 07/30/2013 1:16:01 PM PDT by Mrs.Z
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To: SampleMan

What if she created the IQ test herself?


7 posted on 07/30/2013 1:22:26 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Let’s have her tested to see if she can hear wet grass. That appears to be the litmus for genius.


8 posted on 07/30/2013 1:35:18 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: nickcarraway

I thought about joining and contacted Mensa for information, which they sent. When the letter arrived my wife of seven years saw the markings and said “Mensa, isn’t that for those really smart people? Why are they writing to you?” with what I thought was too much emphasis on the word “you.” Surprised her when I got in with no problem.


9 posted on 07/30/2013 1:35:53 PM PDT by Teotwawki (For a person to get a thing without paying for it, another must pay for it without getting it.)
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To: nickcarraway

Keep her away from the crack and the nigga’s pimpin’ hos


10 posted on 07/30/2013 1:43:13 PM PDT by jrg
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Moderator - notice that I used the approved ‘nigga’ instead of the unapproved n-word


11 posted on 07/30/2013 1:43:52 PM PDT by jrg
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To: SampleMan

I agree. I’m sure she’s bright, but for a four-year-old who has obviously been drilled on so much rote stuff, testing in 1% isn’t especially impressive. And IQ tests at that early age are notorious unreliable on the high side.

A really smart kid into dinosaurs at that age would be bubbling over with an impressive depth of information out of shear excitement at the deeper concepts and understanding she’d got from following her pursuit. Proudly able to count in single digits in Spanish, not so much.


12 posted on 07/30/2013 1:49:59 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: nickcarraway
The article's inaccurate. Children have always been admitted to Mensa if they qualify on a test. Achievement comes in two kinds...a test for their age level or a test for all age groups, with the "genius" score of top 2% scaled by age. Neither one is a fool-proof predictor of adult intellectual abilities.

It's a really bad idea to declare a child a genius. Children develop at different rates, and stall at some point. A child who scores in that top 2% when young is likely to not keep up that rate of intellectual growth. It would be analogous to a coach choosing a team based on the potential of them at age 4.

Besides that, these kids would be better off exploring lots of varied endeavors. Mensans are irritating enough setting ourselves apart because of a score on a test. Kids should be kids....even bright ones.

13 posted on 07/30/2013 1:52:06 PM PDT by grania
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To: nickcarraway

She knew the alphabet at four months? How? A baby that age has no speech and few motor skills. physical developement is not based on intellect.
I take this one with a huge grain of salt.


14 posted on 07/30/2013 1:53:24 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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Sorry MENSA has just found a nifty marketing piece. This little girl hasn’t taken a MENSA test all she has done is shown she can memorize certain facts and repeat them back. Her verbal skills are way less than my own child’s were at her age. She mumbles and obviously searches for her answers. There are all sorts of programs out there for helping your child memorize things.

Personally I am never wowed by these so called protieges. Have seen a number of them over the years. They burn bright and fade away to become just above average folks.

When the dad says she needs her own ‘realityshow I am more than skeptical


15 posted on 07/30/2013 1:56:09 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: jrg

How long until she is told, “you be actin’ white”?


16 posted on 07/30/2013 1:56:16 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Wiser now
She knew the alphabet at four months? How?

She told them she knew it when she turned 4.

Seriously, though, I agree with you.

17 posted on 07/30/2013 4:02:52 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The imposition of a duty on the importation of a commodity burdens the consumers. --Ludwig Von Mises)
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LOL Good one.


18 posted on 07/30/2013 4:07:26 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: nickcarraway
On my little place at the Lake of the Ozarks we have a neighbor that has put a bar and wide-screen TV on his boat dock. On Friday nights when the weekend crowd joins the full time crowd we generally start the social hours at his dock as it is the nicest. Farmers, contractors, truck drivers, commodity brokers, insurance salesmen and others.

I got everyone calling that standard gathering, “the Mensa club”.

No one is allowed on the dock as an open Obama supporter without having to take constant, very vocal, abuse and beratement.

19 posted on 07/30/2013 4:20:00 PM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.)
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To: SampleMan

I taught my 2 1/2 YO granddaughter her ABC’s, colors, numbers and she could recite the Pledge of Allegiance and the first lines of the Gettysburg Address. It’s on video somewhere. She’s not a genius but very intelligent.

Another of my blessed grandkids hardly spoke and I thought he might be a little behind the curve but tested for “gifted” classes in 3rd grade. He’s now 14 and a computer geek.

There’s an old joke about a kid who didn’t talk until one day at age six he asked someone to pass the salt. His amazed family asked why he had waited until now to speak. He said because “until now...everything’s been alright”.


20 posted on 07/30/2013 4:27:09 PM PDT by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: nickcarraway

Think she’ll grow up to be as smart as Rachel Jeantel ?


21 posted on 07/30/2013 6:37:52 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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