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6 Year Old Boy with 176 IQ is Smarter Than Albert Einstein

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Cindy Kranz
The Cincinnati Enquirer
March 18, 2009
Boy With 106 IQ Is 1 in a Million
LOVELAND, Ohio — Pranav Veera can recite the names of the U.S. presidents in the order they served in office. He can say the alphabet backward. Give him a date back to 2000, and he'll tell you the day of the week.
Six year-old Pranav Veera, who has a photographic memory and has tested in the very upper ranges of intelligence, poses with letters spelling his name, at home in Loveland, Ohio.
Glenn Hartong, The Enquirer
Six year-old Pranav Veera, who has a photographic memory and has tested in the very upper ranges of intelligence, poses with letters spelling his name

He's only 6 years old.

 

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At first glance, Pranav is a typical young boy who is highly competitive at playing Wii video games and likes to play outside. A closer look reveals he's anything but typical.

Pranav has an IQ of 176. One person in 1 million has an IQ of 176 or above. Albert Einstein's IQ was believed to be about 160. The average IQ is 100.

When Pranav was 4-and-a-half, his parents noticed he seemed unusually intelligent while playing with alphabet sets. He could even recall which letters were certain colors.

"That kind of puzzled us," said his father, Prasad Veera. "You have to have not a normal memorization, but some other means of recall."

Now, he loves all kinds of alphabets.

"He loves to collect them, like different colors, different sizes, different materials," said his mother, Suchitra Veera.

The Veeras decided to have Pranav tested three months ago at Powers Educational Services in Hyde Park, Ohio.

"I said, 'Let's try it out, because he seems to do a lot of stuff kind of not quite normal for his age,' " his father said. "He tested 176."

He seems to have a photographic memory, so keeping Pranav engaged and learning is a big challenge for his family.

His mother and grandmother, Shanta Sastri, work with him at home.

They're guided by his focus and interests.

"The way to get him interested is to associate something with numbers, like presidents' birthdays … and when they came into office," his mother said.

"Once we introduced him to the idea, he was asking more and more questions, so we created a spreadsheet for him in Excel, and he keeps on asking us to add more types of information to it, like sort them in the order that they came into office, sort them in the order when they were born," she said.

In prekindergarten, his teacher had him do more challenging work, such as division and telling time. In kindergarten, his classmates are learning the alphabet and numbers up to 100. He's counting over 1 million.

"He's an amazing child," said Marci Taylor, his teacher at McCormick Elementary in the Milford School District. "He knows so much, yet he's probably more excited about learning than any child I've ever seen. He shakes with excitement."

Pranav knows so many incredible things, she said, but what's also impressive is that he's still a 6-year-old boy.

"He loves to go play at recess and climb on the monkey bars," Taylor said.

It's possible that Pranav might eventually have his learning accelerated, even by skipping grades, but his father said they would have to consider that with his social needs. "We want him to be as normal as possible," his father said.

"Right now, it's kind of early, and we can do a lot at home," his mother added. "We have to figure out what works best, because I think it's different for each child."Pranav draws his intelligence from both sides of the family.

His father has a Ph.D. and his mother has two master's degrees.

What does Pranav want to be when he grows up?

"An astronaut," he said without hesitation.

Truly, for Pranav, the sky's the limit.

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Comments

1.
RJOhComment by RJOh - March 23, 2009, 4:07 pm
"His father has a Ph.D. and his mother has two master's degrees."
Proof that the apples don't fall far from the tree.
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Comment by pumpi76 - March 23, 2009, 6:36 pm
had to be RJOH saying comments like that, i honestly think this guy is not from LP but working for the lottery, pay attention to all his comments...If his father and mother had PHD and masters that's just propaganda, that's just because his mother and father is very ambicious...And what many don't see is that he has an IQ of 176 but that's for his age, will he mantain that IQ when he is 15 years old or when he is 30...And no offense but it is easier to have an IQ of 176 when you are 6-10, is much harder to have an IQ of 176 when you are 22 or 30...Is also easier to have an IQ of 176 after you pass the age of 50...How many people know that...And better than whizing through school is staying in college wanting to learn, having a thirst for learning...That's the problem when you don't know how to suffer...
I rather a kid who struggle in school and at the age of 20 and up had an IQ of 176 than a kid who has a 176 IQ when he is 6 but later when he is 20 or 30 end ups having a 90 IQ...just so you know...He may have a higher IQ than Einstein however i doubt he would do what Einstein did not saying is impossible but you never know...And what's the point of a male kid having an IQ of 176 when when there are no females with IQ of 176+, WHAT'S THE FREAKING POINT, take all the glory for you...but i am not going to lie to you you have to give him credit for having a fotographic memory, you can do wonders with a fotographic memory...
And i am not trying to brag but "school" not necesarily means intelligence pay attention to the mechanics of school/college, pay attention how they take the tests...
And that's bull that 1 in 1 million people has an IQ over 1 million....Is more like 1 in 700 million people have an IQ over 175...I am talking worlwide...
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Comment by pumpi76 - March 23, 2009, 6:38 pm
"Proof that the apples don't fall far from the tree."
is comments like that that divide society from what already divided society is...
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Comment by pumpi76 - March 23, 2009, 6:50 pm
The key is to find 18-25 year old adults with the IQ of 176...That's the key, they are more important...
sorry but very few people in the world will ever notice this...did you pay attention to the city
laugh all you want but i sort of dream about this 1 day earlier...not exactly the same way though...
but what's so good about this kid is that you can mold him into liking science...
what they will have to do is give kids I.Q tests over the years like grouping kids from 8-13 into one category and then kids from 14-16 into another category but in 4's or 5's....That way kids take the IQ test every 5 years to see how they faire, but the test is particular to their age and stuff related to their age...
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Comment by pumpi76 - March 23, 2009, 6:52 pm
And even though kids with a fotographic memory and an IQ of 176 have sort of special powers so does Dakota Fanning and other teenager kids and small kids that are super rich...
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Comment by pumpi76 - March 23, 2009, 7:01 pm
in my dream kids like that had white shoes & white soxes...
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jarasanComment by jarasan - March 23, 2009, 8:32 pm
A gift from God, they have a healthy, happy, and intelligent child! He will go far.   Einstein's parents were an engineer and music lover, it is fate who gets the the super IQ!

The detail of identifying colors and numbers maybe a indication of synesthesia.

He probably, with time, be able to do whatever he wants.
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Comment by konane - March 23, 2009, 11:18 pm
The boy sounds awesome and very lucky to have those parents. They sound very grounded and sensible, a great future for all.
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Comment by pumpi76 - March 24, 2009, 4:59 am
yeah but einsten wasn't a genius when he was a little kid...What causes discovery and marching forward is perseverance...
Also more important than that is that they make "MATHEMATICS" EASIER, WAY EASIER...even though i admit i don't know what that kid is going to invent when he grows older...Unless that kid invents the eternal fountain of youth or becomes like Einstein or Newton, more important than him is making "MATHEMATICS" easier, way, way easier...And for what it looks i don't think he is going to accomplish any of them...To accomplish any is a huge, huge pressure...
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Comment by pumpi76 - March 25, 2009, 6:30 pm
will like to say that the dream has nothing to do with church or Christianity...It just happens that the kids that were "Special" that were exceptionally smarter had white shoes...
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Comment by pumpi76 - March 25, 2009, 9:23 pm
Also i wasn't going to say this, but how many people go to school to learn the mechanics of stuff to analyze and over analyze stuff...The answer is .0001%....Look i may lack some common sense i admite i, but Not many people go to school asking themselves "WHY", "WHY THIS AND WHY THAT"...To understand stuff, and i am going to take it a step further in college they don't test people about how "Well they listen and retain" i am bad at this but i am just pointing you some stuff trying to help you...That's why many fail..."Listen and Retain"...mostly "Listen" believe it or not, that majory of people when they are listening they wonder away they don't listen 100% and that's a flaw that humans have...And women are better listeners than man....
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Comment by pumpi76 - March 28, 2009, 6:01 pm
also not many people realize it but the amount of wealth smart wise that you will achieve if you don't get mad, like if you never get mad you will be amazingly smart and save you so many thing...Not only smart but less talkative and more pensative...Not saying you shouldn't talk but you should try not to talk too much, talking too much like if you was egrerios a lot it doesn't help much...Stuff that you will not learn in most places...What i just told you accounts for more than I.Q...But one has to be careful because been too quiet can cause you to be more extreme in the things you do, like bad thought...
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Comment by pumpi76 - March 28, 2009, 6:26 pm
like bad thoughts and anger....
But i think this is more for males the formula for females is a little different though the formula will not account for all women, though women who are older think different than young adult women...The formula for female will be a little different because women see different than males women pay more attention than males so i don't know and something tells me that they are more talkative by nature than males....But even if you find the formula for females you have to teach them certain things, teach them things like been around more males than females or act more maleish and teach them to be very down to earth more down to earth than normal why you think older women are smarter than younger ones...And teach them not to think of themselves as "Oh my gosh my marvelous body"...as a women comparing your body with other females is good because it gives confidence but not towards males as a piece of meat that males must have...And is good to always quietly be competitive as a female with males or females [very important]....Also something i don't know how it will play is the parent figure whether having 1 parent or both parent or no parent causes you to be smarter or less smarter...
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Comment by pumpi76 - March 28, 2009, 6:46 pm
But there is something that yellowish skin people and people that have straight liso hair carry...That's what i call the chip [computer chip], they carry this chip that can cause them to do incredible things talking about females here...Well black people including black females do not carry that chip but don't be fooled because Height in black people does influence but going back to females, females carry this chip...and it can cause them to do incredible things i think native indians carry half a chip it has to do with how you see everyone who has your skin tone and hair closeness and place in the world...Going back to females they carry this chip and is like imemse energy stored but because the way they are treated it as sex meat causes them not to use it 100% or take full advantage of it...But this chip in female includes high voltage of intelligence also more intelligence than black people...Just so you know...But will like to add that females even with this chip once they are too overfed and by that i mean that they are rich, it fools them and can become quite dumb...
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Comment by pumpi76 - March 28, 2009, 7:17 pm
But you see in the world we live today it requires to be as talkative as possible, there is a high demand for it...Also what i mention is intelligence but what people don't know is that intelligence has categories...There is intelligence, there is cunning/cleverness, there is creativity and there is wisdom...4 categories...Cunning/cleverness anyone from anyplace or feature can have it...Creativity is scarce, wisdom is pass on by word but a person can be born with it and intelligence well is a mixture of a lot of stuff....What this world needs that is scarce is creativity which leads to inventors and many stuff...School is good it tells intelligence but also it doesn't teach entire intelligence because is more about following instructions....For some reason i believe a person is either born with cleverness/cunning or is environmental actually is both..
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Comment by pumpi76 - March 28, 2009, 7:42 pm
But there is something that can override intelligence or wisdom or cleverness or creativity and that is compasion, compassion for your fellow brethen and altruistic gestures or been altruistic can override any level of intelligence so intelligence is not everything...But think of the aspects of intelligence as the abilities/characteristic/apearance that animals have....

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