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Two-year-old accepted by Mensa

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Berkshire toddler Oscar Wrigley has become the youngest boy to be accepted by high IQ society Mensa

A Berkshire toddler has become the youngest boy to be accepted by high IQ society Mensa.

Oscar Wrigley, two-and-a-half, was tested on his vocabulary and numeracy. Testers said his IQ was akin to that of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.

His parents Hannah and Joe Wrigley, of Reading, said they thought their son was bright from about 18-months-old.

The youngest member of Mensa is a girl - two-year-old Elise Tan Roberts, from Edmonton, north London.

Mrs Wrigley said: "We thought he was just a very bright child and that went on to about 18 months and we thought, 'Wow, isn't his talking good?' so we started to make a list.

At 18 months they are supposed to know about 20 words, we started making a list and we stopped at 600
Hannah Wrigley, Oscar's mother

"At 18 months they are supposed to know about 20 words, we started making a list and we stopped at 600, it was just reams and reams."

His father said he and his wife had decided that because Oscar is too young to attend school they were going to educate him at home for the time being.

"We thought that maybe if we join Mensa there would be parents with other children and they may be able to give us some help," he said.



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