Schoolgirl scores highest Mensa IQ test

An 11-year-old who memorised the entire periodic table in 40 minutes has scored the highest possible mark in the Mensa IQ test - making her brighter than Einstein.

Anushka Dixit scored 162 points, meaning she is well above the 'genius' score of 140 and two points higher than Stephen Hawking.

Her mum Arti, 45, said her only child has always been bright, and started talking at just six months old, copying words from TV adverts.

She begged her mum to let her sit the Mensa IQ tests because she was after a new challenge having passed her 11 plus exams with flying colours.