2-Year-Old Genius Welcomed to Mensa
With an IQ of 154, 2-year-old Anthony Popa Urria is the youngest Canadian to be admitted into Mensa.
The little prodigy can recite the alphabet, count to 1,000, name the planets, and of course, he can also speak in three languages (English, Spanish and some Romanian).
“He wasn’t even speaking yet, but my mom would have three flash cards up and she would say, ‘Pick the letter C,’ and he would point to it,” his mother Laura recounted.
“We wanted him to be tested to give him better opportunities,” added Laura. “I knew he was smart, but he’s smart compared to the norm. I just wanted to see exactly how smart he is compared to other kids.”
When Vicki Herd of Mensa Canada first saw Anthony’s name on the list, she thought they had made a mistake. “We thought, ‘Hey, they must have got the birth date wrong!’” she recounted.
Surprising enough, Anthony is actually the SECOND two-year-old to be admitted into the organization this year.
In March, 2-year-old Emmelyn Roettger was welcome into Mensa USA as one of the youngest US members. While her parents initially thought that the little girl suffered from autism, it appears that she only needed glasses to resolve her vision issues. “From there on out, she just took off,” her mom added. (Check out Emmelyn in the video below).
So what were you doing when you were 2?