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Arizona Toddler With 160 IQ Admitted to Mensa

PHOENIX — 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.

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.

Her father, Ian Martin, told the local television station that the family began noticing that something about their daughter was different when she was just a year old and began reciting bedtime stories from the night before.

Alexis is one of 3,300 Mensa members under the age of 18 in the U.S., with another 56,000 adults belonging to the group nationwide, a spokeswoman for the organization said.

— Reuters