We all have seen kids performing their best but what makes us happy is to see their dedication towards what they are doing. We feel so proud to hear about Lydia Sebastian who has outwitted geniuses Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking to gain a perfect score in a Mensa IQ test.
Lydia achieved the maximum possible score of 162 on the Cattrall III B paper beating the world famous physicists Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking who both achieved 160 when they attempted it. The paper challenged her language skills, including analogies, definitions and her sense of logic.
Lydia, from Langham, Essex said, “At first, I was really nervous but once I started, it was much easier than I expected it to be and then I relaxed. I gave it my best shot really.”
Lydia Sebastian was born to an Indian man hailing from Kerala, Arun Sebastian who works as a radiologist at Colchester General Hospital. “When I heard she had the maximum possible mark, I was overwhelmed and so was my wife” he said. Her mother Erika Kottiath who works as an associate director with Barclays Bank encouraged the little genius to take the test. Her parents proudly recall that she was only six months old when she started speaking and has been playing the violin since was 4 years old. She has alreasy read all seven Harry Potter books three times.
Lydia, whose favourite subjects include maths and physics, is now applying to join the Mensa society. Such a brialliant kid!