Meet Teddy Hobbs.
The four-year-old boy from the south of England is Mensa’s youngest British member.
The child taught himself to read at the age of two and can now count to 100 in several languages, including Mandarin.
His mother, Beth Hobbs, told the BBC that Teddy had taken an interest in educational TV shows during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Teddy entered high-IQ society at the age of three, after completing a Mensa IQ test with a score of 139 out of 160.
Founded in England in the 1940s, Mensa is a group whose membership is based on scoring in “the top two percent of the general population on an approved intelligence test”.
On its website, the group says it has about 145,000 members and describes its goals as fostering human intelligence, encouraging intelligence research and providing a nurturing environment for those involved.
Learn more about Teddy in the video at the top of this article.
In this still from a video, Beth Hobbs explains how her son Teddy developed a love of learning. (BBC via Reuters)
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