A young girl has been declared a genius at just two-years-old and she boasts an IQ so high it would even make Einstein blush.
Kashe Quest, who goes by ‘Cash’, can recognise and name every US state, recite the periodic table, and knows almost every word to her favourite film – Frozen.
Her intelligence was first noted at an 18-month check-up, where a paediatrician noticed that Kashe was quite switched on – so suggested that mum Sukhjit and dad Devon should get her checked.
Sukhjit then got Kashe tested, and it soon emerged that the youngster had an IQ of 146 – way above the average of 99, and only just short of Einstein, who is estimated to have had an IQ of 160.
Speaking to CNN, Sukhjit said: “I think the biggest takeaway from us doing it was we wanted to make sure we were giving her everything she also needed, in terms of her development and natural curiosity and her disposition – and we wanted to make sure we did our part in making that happen for her.
“She’s still two at heart and she needs to be with children her age, and not have that pressure put on her to be older than she needs to be or act older than she needs to be.”
Her dad, Devon, commented: “She has always shown us, more than anything, the propensity to explore her surroundings and to ask the question ‘Why’.
“If she doesn’t know something, she wants to know what it is and how does it function, and once she learns it, she applies it.”
Sukhjit has a background in early-years development and said that she has tailored her daughter’s education and tests her with cards which have the outline of American states on.
Then, without fail, Kashe can name the state purely from its outline – usually within a few seconds.
And now the toddler has been admitted to Mensa, which only allows people with an IQ in the top two percent of the population, making her the group’s youngest member.
Before Kashe, the youngest member was a three-year-old boy from County Durham – who is still Britain’s youngest member of the high IQ club.
Muhammad Haryz Nazim received an impressive score of 142 on the Stanford-Binet IQ test, making him smarter than 99.7% of other Brits.
The brainy youngster is now a fully-fledged member of Mensa UK, an exclusive society for highly intelligent people.
Speaking at the time, John Stevenage, the chief executive of British Mensa, said: “He is obviously a very bright young man and we are delighted to welcome him to Mensa.”
His parents, both of whom work as engineers and are originally from Malaysia, always knew that he was extremely bright.
They claim he spoke his first word at just seven months old and began reading children’s books to himself when he was just two.