Chicago, Mar 13: At the age of 6 an Indian-American boy has an IQ greater than that of Albert Einstein. Pranav Veera has an IQ of 176, while Einstein's IQ was believed to be about 160.
The little boy can recite the names of the US presidents in the order they served in office, and is able to say the alphabet backward. Given a date back to 2000, Pranav can even tell which day of the week that was. He is highly competitive at playing Wii video games, and likes to play outside.
Pranav's parents have revealed that he seemed unusually intelligent while playing with alphabet sets, when the boy was just four-and-a-half years old.
He could even recall which letters were certain colours, they say.
"That kind of puzzled us. You have to have not a normal memorization, but some other means of recall," the Chicago Sun-Times quoted his father Prasad Veera as saying.
The little boy's mother, Suchitra Veera, has revealed that he presently loves all kinds of alphabets.
"He loves to collect them, like different colors, different sizes, different materials," she said.
Pranav's parents decided to have his IQ tested at Powers Educational Services in Hyde Park three months ago
"I said, 'Let's try it out, because he seems to do a lot of stuff kind of not quite normal for his age. He tested 176," his father said.
Pranav's teacher Marci Taylor, at McCormick Elementary in the Milford School District, calls him "an amazing child".
"He knows so much, yet he's probably more excited about learning than any child I've ever seen. He shakes with excitement," she said.
What she finds impressive about Pranav is the fact that he knows so many incredible things at the age of 6.
"He loves to go play at recess and climb on the monkey bars," Taylor said.
When asked what he wants to be when he grows up, Pranav says: 'An astronaut.'