04/25/2013 04:53 pm ET

Toddler Mensa Members Are More Common Than You Think


An inspiring story of a five-year-old boy from the suburbs in Illinois caught the Internet's attention this week after the St. Louis Post Dispatch published a profile. It's an impressive story that feels one-of-a-kind. Young Gus Dorman has an IQ of 147 and apparently knows every element on the periodic table. He hates school because it's too easy, and he gets bored, since he already knows everything they're teaching. "He started reading when he was 18-months-old" his dad Rob Dorman told the Dispatch. "He was sitting on the porta-potty reading a newspaper. I noticed that he liked to look at maps so I put one up. In about a week's time, he had memorized everything on it. He's just always been very clever."

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