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Adam Kirby, two, becomes youngest boy to join Mensa

GENIUS: Adam Kirby

AGED JUST two years, five-months-old, toddler Adam Kirby has become the youngest boy to join intelligence society Mensa after it was discovered that he had an IQ of 141.

Still not able to assemble full sentences, his parents Dean and Kerry-Ann realised he was special after Adam potty trained himself having read a book about the subject aged just one.

Adam, from Mitcham, southwest London, was reading at nine-months-old, can count up to 20 in Japanese and Spanish, can spell over 100 words, knows the majority of his times tables up to 10 and can count up to 1,000.

Elise Tan-Roberts was one month younger than Adam when she was invited into Mensa, becoming their youngest ever member.

A proud Dean told The Telegraph: “We don’t know where he got it from, we both work with figures and out work is quite challenging but he’s turning into a genius.

“He was around nine months we realised he was different. We were showing him cards with the words hippopotamus and rhinoceros on them and he could identify all of them in pictures.”

UK Mensa’s chief executive John Stevenage added: “Mensa always has a warm welcome for new members. The aims of the society are to provide a stimulating intellectual and social environment which gifted children can enjoy now as they develop and also share with others in later life. We look forward to Adam joining in with that over the coming years.”

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