Soon after their daughter Isla turned 2, Amanda and Jason McNabb started spotting strange configurations of plastic, multicolored toy letters around their house in a Louisville suburb.
Next to a chair: C-H-A-I-R
By the couch: S-O-F-A
And near the Amazon Fire Stick remote: T-V
Not even Booger escaped identification. Next to the family’s tabby, the McNabbs found another series of the now-familiar block letters, this time spelling out C-A-T.
The culprit: their toddler. Isla’s colorful subtitles led her parents to have her IQ tested in May when she was approaching 2½, the McNabbs told The Washington Post. By the end of the month, they got the results: Isla had scored in the top 1 percent of the population. Her performance qualified her for membership in Mensa, an organization of people who score in the top 2 percent on IQ tests.
That makes her the youngest Mensa member in the country, American Mensa spokesperson Charles Brown told The Post in an email. In 2019, Brown, while speaking about a Texas 2-year-old who became a member of the organization, said the boy was one of three members younger than 4 and one of 56 younger than 6.
“That’s out of 50,000 members,” Brown told WFAA.
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