A 3-Year-Old Boy Just Became A Member Of Mensa

In today's "how to feel bad about yourself" news, we present Haryz Nadzim, age three. As CNN reports, this Malaysian youngster, who's living in the UK, was just made a member of the British branch of Mensa, the "largest and oldest international high IQ society in the world." He achieved this nigh-unbelievable thing by scoring no less than 142 on the Stanford-Binet IQ test, a score that means his IQ is somewhere in the 99.7th percentile of the population. The test is made up of elements that measure your talent in "math, reading, memorization, and logical thinking."

You'll notice that most people aren't even reading at that stage of their life. 

It looks like we're not looking at a supervillain in a making, either. Apart from acing IQ tests, Nadzim likes playing with LEGOs and Play-Doh, and his mother insists he is just a normal kid apart from all that "super genius" stuff. So, the best of both worlds? That's pretty awesome, actually. 

Are there other kids in Mensa?

Turns out, it's not as alien for young children to be allowed in the hallowed halls of Mensa as you might think. According to Mensa's (clearly yet-to-be updated) website, the youngest kid in the organization before Haryz Nadzim sauntered along was four years old. 

Somehow, Nadzim isn't even the youngest Mensa member in the organization's history. As ABC News tells us, that honor goes to Elise Tan-Roberts, who joined the prestigious organization in 2009, at just two years and four months old. Tan-Roberts was quite a special case, since her IQ was reportedly an outrageous 156. For reference, Einstein's was 160. 

So, what do child geniuses become when they grow up? Oddly, they're not necessarily just waiting to grow into their lab coats and invent new types of rocket fuel. For instance, according to her profile on Mandy, Tan-Roberts went on to become a child actor, and is working as a children's TV show host.