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3-year-old ‘little Einstein’ accepted into Mensa

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3-year-old ‘little Einstein’ accepted into Mensa

<p>She’s not even in kindergarten yet, but a 3-year-old Arizona girl has been accepted into an exclusive global society known for its brain power.</p> <p>With an IQ above 160, Alexis Martin, of suburban Queen Creek, is now the youngest member in the Arizona chapter of Mensa, a Phoenix television station reported. Alexis, who reads at a fifth-grade level and taught herself Spanish using her parents’ iPad, qualified by scoring among the top 2 percent of the general population on a standardized intelligence test, her father said. </p> <p>Ian Martin told local ABC15 in an interview that the family began noticing that something about their daughter was different when she was just a year old.</p> <p>“She would recite her bedtime story from the night before,” he told the station. “She didn’t just recite them, she recited them exactly.”</p> <p>Martin told ABC15 that Alexis, who started reading at age 2, can be amazing with her special gift.</p> <p>“Anytime she learns a word and just picks it up through anything, she never ever uses it in the incorrect context,” he said.</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/GJVXSpE3c_Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Martin could not be reached for comment by Reuters on Wednesday.</p> <p>Alexis is one of 3,300 Mensa members under the age of 18 in the US, with another 56,000 adults belonging to the group nationwide, a spokeswoman for the organisation said. </p> <p><span class="caps">REUTERS</span></p>