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4-year-old with IQ of 145 becomes Mensa's newest member
Yahoo! News ^ | July 30, 2013 | Dylan Stableford

Posted on 08/01/2013 2:16:04 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

Anala Beevers is 4 and smarter than you.

Anala — who learned the alphabet when she was only 4 months old, her parents say — has an IQ over 145. The New Orleans toddler recently was invited to join Mensa, the high-IQ society for people who score at the 98th percentile or higher on the standardized intelligence test. Anala is in the 99th percentile.

Anala loves geography, knows the location of every U.S. state and the names of their capitals. She even carries a map of America everywhere she goes.

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TOPICS: Education
KEYWORDS: intelligence; mensa
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1 posted on 08/01/2013 2:16:04 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

A striking photo. She does look clever.


2 posted on 08/01/2013 2:18:58 PM PDT by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: agere_contra

Yeah, but can she make baskets like that other 4 year old.


3 posted on 08/01/2013 2:22:29 PM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds ("The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: agere_contra

Isn’t this the kind of kid who will grow up and build satellites and space craft?


4 posted on 08/01/2013 2:23:40 PM PDT by Mark17 (Yesterday I couldn't spell it. Today I are one, a creepy a$$ cracker)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
knows the location of every U.S. state and the names of their capitals. She even carries a map of America everywhere she goes.

My son had a puzzle of the US and he knew the capitals, etc, at 3 years old. And then learned the license plates of most states, not all.

5 posted on 08/01/2013 2:24:37 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Idiot Father says she needs a reality show. Good idea...BONEHEAD! Let’s not help her get an education and just let her be an active, happy little girl. Typical. Jerk wants to capitalize on her. The reality show will happen by the way.


6 posted on 08/01/2013 2:25:19 PM PDT by albie (re)
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To: albie

That’s a really bad idea. Ic she’s this bright, she is almost guaranteed herself a free education on scholarships alone.

There is no need to do this.


7 posted on 08/01/2013 2:29:23 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I applied but was turned down.........I was too smart for them.......


8 posted on 08/01/2013 2:31:32 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

145 is bright but no phenom. She’s more precocious than anything else.


9 posted on 08/01/2013 2:31:43 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Mensa, the high-IQ society for people who feel the need to belong to a self admiration society that pats themselves on their backs because they think they are so smart.
10 posted on 08/01/2013 2:31:46 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: Hot Tabasco


11 posted on 08/01/2013 2:35:13 PM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: RegulatorCountry

We should all take IQ tests. They used to be given in schools back in the 50’s, 60’s and part of the 70’s. Mine was 136 in HS, and several years later was still at 136 in the military. Then at the beginning of the modern Internet, I took an on-line test and was still at 136..........

http://www.iqtest.com/


12 posted on 08/01/2013 2:36:52 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Wow - one hundred points higher than the average Dummocrat.


13 posted on 08/01/2013 2:37:55 PM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Phony President)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I’ve noticed the smartest people on FR never post their IQ scores on these threads. Some others do.


14 posted on 08/01/2013 2:39:01 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture¬ô)
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To: Red Badger

Didn’t you wonder why they haven’t fixed that test after all those years?


15 posted on 08/01/2013 2:39:33 PM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Phony President)
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To: Darteaus94025

Nah, I’ve read that your true IQ changes very little over time and it seems to be true, at least in my case..............


16 posted on 08/01/2013 2:41:06 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I’m glad to hear that the IQ test ‘indicates a person’s mental abilities relative to others of approximately the same age’ because I was thinking can this four year actually be smarter than me, a 42 year old, lol.


17 posted on 08/01/2013 2:41:59 PM PDT by 3Quartets
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To: steve86
I’ve noticed the smartest people on FR never post their IQ scores on these threads. Some others do.


18 posted on 08/01/2013 2:42:20 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I only have one little problem with this. Having a great memory, as she apparently does, is not the same thing as being able to put those disparate pieces of knowledge into unique new arrangements, to recognize complex patterns that others do not see.

I have never seen anything about how good Einstein's memory was. Did he know all fifty states and their capitals? I don't know. But he had the ability to detect patterns that others did not. Memory and intelligence are not synonymous.

19 posted on 08/01/2013 2:43:26 PM PDT by lafroste
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To: Berlin_Freeper

If she can fold that map, it puts her way ahead of a whole lot of folks...


20 posted on 08/01/2013 2:43:28 PM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor < still > has no pedigree.)
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To: 3Quartets
I’m glad to hear that the IQ test ‘indicates a person’s mental abilities relative to others of approximately the same age’ because I was thinking can this four year actually be smarter than me, a 42 year old, lol.

Can you tie your own shoes?.......

21 posted on 08/01/2013 2:43:55 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: lafroste
I have never seen anything about how good Einstein's memory was. Did he know all fifty states and their capitals? I don't know

I do. THE ANSWER IS NO........There were only 48 states when Einstein was live......

22 posted on 08/01/2013 2:45:35 PM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Darteaus94025

Wow - one hundred points higher than the average Dummocrat.”

...lol. Actually more like a 149.


23 posted on 08/01/2013 2:46:25 PM PDT by albie (re)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

if she’s so darn smart, why does she carry a map around?


24 posted on 08/01/2013 2:46:48 PM PDT by GotMojo
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To: Mark17

“Isn’t this the kind of kid who will grow up and build satellites and space craft?”

No. They are paraded around like a circus act by their parents for money, never are allowed to be kids, go to college at 10, become disillusioned 19 year olds, and end up in middle management.

The real geniuses are the ones that can come up with something brilliant from nothing. These kids are just sadly steered to be really good a regurgitating stuffed they learned for the cameras.


25 posted on 08/01/2013 2:46:53 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Betcha one day she’ll wish she could trade some of those iq points for a different first name. Anala? Really?


26 posted on 08/01/2013 2:47:08 PM PDT by KingLudd
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To: Red Badger
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27 posted on 08/01/2013 2:47:21 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: steve86

135, but I’ve got a bad attitude.


28 posted on 08/01/2013 2:48:51 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: lafroste

Einstein had a terrible memory when it came to things he placed no importance upon, like changing out of his pajamas and into a suit of clothes before leaving the house, wearing shoes, that sort of mundane thing, lol.

On the other hand, an eidetic memory is an indication of a certain sort of high intelligence, and is usually found among those who are at least “bright,” but memory in and of itself is typically not all that great of an indicator of intelligence, imho.


29 posted on 08/01/2013 2:48:53 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Berlin_Freeper

My 4 year old niece explained to me how ‘her’ iphone works.


30 posted on 08/01/2013 2:52:37 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Berlin_Freeper
knows the location of every U.S. state and the names of their capitals

My daughter could do that at age 2. As someone above said, that shows she's precocious, but doesn't mean she's another Einstein.

(Some of Einstein's biographers painted him as a dull child and a poor student. His genius didn't become apparent until he was in his teens and early twenties.)

Well, good luck to this little girl. I hope she doesn't get a big head with all the praise and adulation ... and then once she faces real competition, finds out she can't measure up to all the hype. I'm always suspicious of parents who push their little children into that rather pathetic, self-congratulatory assemblage of [mostly] losers called Mensa.

31 posted on 08/01/2013 2:54:01 PM PDT by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: lafroste

Don’t know if it’s true but I once read that Einstein never memorized anything he could look up easily, like telephone numbers he could get from a phone book.


32 posted on 08/01/2013 3:04:50 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Anala Beevers is 4 and smarter than you. ...has an IQ over 145.

She's only got me beat by 5 points. I'll take her on.

33 posted on 08/01/2013 3:07:39 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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34 posted on 08/01/2013 3:10:15 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Nice article, thanks. Such a lovely little girl — I hope her parents appreciate and nuture her natural abilities (IOW please let the “reality show” crap be just a nasty rumor).


35 posted on 08/01/2013 3:11:19 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

This little girl belongs to a clade of humanity who typically skew 15 pts lower on that chart (and with a narrower variance). If she really does have 145 IQ then she lies five or six sigma from the mean.

It does my heart good to see her. I hope she has a long and happy life and that she is able to fulfil her impressive potential without being pulled down by toxic memes.


36 posted on 08/01/2013 3:11:27 PM PDT by agere_contra (I once saw a movie where only the police and military had guns. It was called 'Schindler's List'.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Many homeschoolers can do that... I know a few that can..
She needs to know/do something extra ordinary.. she hasn’t..


37 posted on 08/01/2013 3:17:11 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Hot Tabasco

you’re just jealous because we won’t let you in

:P


38 posted on 08/01/2013 3:19:34 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Red Badger
She'll have to be privately or home schooled. Educational programs for the gifted are now deprecated for No Child Left Behind, meaning No Child Gets Ahead. She will be bored with the pace of mainstream education. If the parents show her off she's going to get tired of that and push back. She going to find it difficult to find and keep friends. Mensa is designed as a social group of smart people who are simply incompatible with lesser intelligence. Most gifted people learn to play down their asset in order to fit in and in later years don't stand out. On the other hand there are those like Bill Gates who are clearly in a league of their own.

My own experience with gifted friends is that they over compensate and think they have to treat you like an idiot and engage in trivial, inane activities so as not to lose you.

39 posted on 08/01/2013 3:27:37 PM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Good for her. She’s cute but she’s not smarter than me, and I have the paper to prove it. Also have a Mensa membership.

By the way, for some who don’t know what they are talking about, I’ve been to many Mensa gatherings and the subject of IQ almost never comes up. There’s certainly no comparing or bragging about IQ at a Mensa meeting.


40 posted on 08/01/2013 3:36:02 PM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

well, that explains why i think everyone’s an idiot...

;)


41 posted on 08/01/2013 3:38:46 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: hosepipe
Many homeschoolers can do that... I know a few that can.. She needs to know/do something extra ordinary.. she hasn’t..

high IQs ...

public schools...

must... resist...

42 posted on 08/01/2013 3:42:28 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
My first thought.....beautiful little girl, but poor kid....her parents think she should have a 'reality show'.....

They want to market this little 4 yr old....they see dollar signs...

So sad....she seems sweet and so soft spoken, I hope they don't ruin her.

43 posted on 08/01/2013 3:49:08 PM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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“well, that explains why i think everyone’s an idiot...”

From our everyone is an idiot department:

Today my wife was out driving with our 3 yr old son. He spotted a tow truck crew ministering to a stranded car. He asked his mother; “Who are they?” She said, “They drive the tow truck”. He asked “Are they idiots?” She said “No. Why do you ask that?” He said “Daddy thinks everyone are idiots...”

Daddy suspects he mumbles audibly when he is out driving with junior.


44 posted on 08/01/2013 3:55:26 PM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

That is only true for a test with a specific Standard Deviation.

An IQ number has no meaning without the SD.

A much more accurate description is IQ as expressed as a percentile.


45 posted on 08/01/2013 4:13:47 PM PDT by Uriíel-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: Red Badger
Mine was 136

Wow, you are smart!

46 posted on 08/01/2013 4:17:42 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Intelligence Quotient = Mental Age divided by Chronological Age times 100, IIRC. Does this mean her Mental Age is about 6 years old? That my Mental Age is about 106 years old? Tell me what this is about, please.


47 posted on 08/01/2013 4:26:39 PM PDT by imardmd1 (An armed society is a polite society -- but dangerous for the fool --)
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To: MtBaldy
/// she’s not smarter than me, and I have the paper to prove it. Also have a Mensa membership.

I’ve been to many Mensa gatherings

I'm sure you are and I'm equally sure you're happy this topic finally came up.

Just curious, what do you self-congratulatory geniuses talk about at yer meetings? Porn fantasys, sports or equations?

So who are you, Pinky or the Brain?


48 posted on 08/01/2013 4:42:08 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: RegulatorCountry
Einstein had a terrible memory when it came to things he placed no importance upon...

The story is told that once a person was speaking to Dr. Einstein and wanted to know his telephone number. Einstein went to a telephone directory and looked up his number and read it off to the visitor, adding that he saw no reason to use up his brain space (or some such term) with things that he could simply look up.

49 posted on 08/01/2013 4:44:37 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: informavoracious

Sorry, I see you pointed this out earlier in your post 32; I hadn’t seen it...honest!


50 posted on 08/01/2013 4:48:49 PM PDT by OldPossum
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