6 Mind Blowing Stories of People with Gifted IQ

Shakuntala Devi


The ‘human computer’ has she is popularly called, was invited in 1977 to the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, USA. where she solved in 50-seconds the 23rd root of a 201-digit number. This cost the US Bureau of Standards a special computer programme to check her answer on a UNIVAC 1101 computer.

In 1980, Shakuntala Devi in a multiplication quest also surprised all at the Imperial College, London. This secured a space for her in the Guinness Book of Records.

William James Sidis (IQ Level- 250-300)

William James Sidis

Within 7 months, Sidis had graduated from a grammar school he joined at 6. At the age of 11, he attended Harvard and mastered over 40 languages.

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