Metro UK recently reported the latest addition to MENSA is none other than 3-year-old Malaysian boy, Muhammad Haryz Nadzim.
With a remarkable IQ score of 142 on the Stanford Binet test, the lil’ genius was invited to join the British Mensa, the largest and oldest high IQ society in the world! This puts Haryz in the top 0.3% of the population. The youngest ever person to be admitted into the society was two years old.
His parents, Anira and Mohd Hilmy Naim Mohd Yakin both from an engineering background, were equally surprised by their son’s level of intellect. It was only after Haryz started attending nursery that his parents were informed of his advanced cognitive skills compared to other children his age.
Haryz mastered reading skills as a two year old and “by the time he was in nursery, he could read the whole of some of his favourite storybooks”. Impressed by their child’s unique ability to remember and recite stories, the doting parents currently based in Durham set up a YouTube channel, Little Haryz to inspire other young children.
Certainly a remarkable achievement for a child whose mother tongue is not the English Language! In fact, his parents communicate with him at home in the Malay language. Mother, Anira is quick to point out that Haryz is a typical three-year-old who enjoys playing, painting, singing and other activities of kids his age.
Yet, Haryz prefers to have conversations with adults and older folks. He also loves asking questions and talking about space and numbers!
“It’s exciting and we are sure this will help him in giving him a little bit of belief and confidence in himself so he can better benefit society in the future,” Anira told Metro UK.
Keep going, lil’ champ!
Watch adorable Haryz’s story-telling abilities below:
*Featured image sourced from Metro UK