CALGARY — Not quite out of diapers, a Calgary toddler has become the youngest person in Canada to join the ranks of the international high IQ society, Mensa.
Meet Anthony Popa Urria. At two years and nine months old, Anthony has a staggeringly high IQ of 154, just a few points shy of the estimated IQs of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, putting him in the top two per cent of the population.
While most of his peers are singing Itsy Bitsy Spider and drawing crayon scribbles, this bright youngster spends time reciting the alphabet backwards and forwards, counting to 1,000, and listing the planets in the solar system, days in a week, months in a year and the seasons.
He speaks three languages, English, Spanish and some Romanian, can read sentences in books he has not seen before, can write his name and many other words, and can solve complex, 70-piece puzzles, among his vast skills.