A 12-year-old boy from North London has been found to have an IQ of 162 – higher than the estimated scores of Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein.
Rahul, from Barnet, was a contestant on Channel 4’s Child Genius. He recently shocked viewers on a recent show by answering every single question correctly.
Rahul correctly memorised the scientific name for the apricot tree (prunus armeniaca) and knew that phoenix dactylifera refers to the date palm.
During a spelling test, he was able to spell words including accouchement, hyponatraemia and garrulous.
In the timed question round, he beat every other contestant by scoring 14 out of 15. The timer ran out before he could answer the last question.
However, Rahul lost out to rival Joshua during Tuesday’s maths test, prompting him to lose his cool.
Having initially said he “accepted” that Joshua had won and that he would now focus on the next round, Rahul then attempted to walk off set, saying: “I don’t want to comment on my defeat so do you mind if I just leave, please?”