A girl with an IQ of 161 has the potential to be smarter than Albert Einstein. Hopefully she has better hair! 16-year-old Lauren Marbe is a pretty blonde from Loughton, Essex in England, and she might be smarter than Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates, too.
According to a report from Yahoo, Marbe took the test along with others from her school "for fun." When the results came back, she and her teacher were stunned.
"It was such an achievement and I got a bit tearful to tell you the truth," the teenager says. "I was one of the last people to get my result and everybody before me had got around the 130 mark so that was the kind of result I was expecting."
Marbe had a reputation of sorts, however. Her teachers thought she was your typical dumb blonde.
"My teachers knew I was quite clever because of my grades but they had always thought I was blonde and a bit ditzy," she explains. "Now they keep saying 'I didn't realise you were that clever'."
The Roding Valley High School student took the Mensa-accredited IQ test earlier this month. She hopes to go to study architecture at the University of Cambridge.
What do you bet scholarship offers start pouring in from colleges around the world for Lauren Marbe? Professors and researchers everywhere will no doubt want to tap the young girl's mind. When a girl with an IQ of 161 wants to go to college, doors will likely open wideÂ—offering a plethora of amazing opportunities.
Are you as smart as Lauren Marbe?