Little Geniuses on The Oprah Show
At 13 years old, Akrit had an IQ of 146 and was considered the smartest person his age in India???a country of more than a billion people.
Akrit is now 17 years old and working on a master's degree in applied chemistry.
Lilly's parents, James and Nikki, said they discovered her map skills by accident when she was just 16 months old. "Her Uncle Brady went away to Taiwan for two years, and she was very close to Brady, so she wanted to know where he went," James said. "We pointed to Taiwan [on a map], and the next time she saw the map, she pointed to Taiwan."
After a few lessons, Lilly was able to locate countries around the world—from Madagascar to Mexico!
These days, Lilly's parents say the precocious kindergartener is more into reading books than reading maps.
Today, 21-year-old Greg has two masters degrees and is currently studying for his PhD at Carnegie Mellon University.
Abby is now a sixth grader who still loves politics and is a huge fan of the History Channel.
Nancy began writing her first fantasy novel, Swordbird, when she was 11 years old. In search of advice, Nancy emailed her manuscript to publishers she found online. A few weeks later, she said she received a surprising response—her book was accepted for publication.
After hitting bookstore shelves, Swordbird flew to the top of the New York Times best-seller list. At age 13, she became the youngest best-selling author in Harper Collins history. Her book is sold all over the world.
"For all the other kids out there who want to pursue their dreams, follow your dreams," Nancy said. "Truly nothing is impossible."
"I memorize it, go through it, repeat," she said. "Sometimes I take something really special for the person, like your hair. If she has braids or something, and link it with the name."
When put to the test, Corinna aced every question!
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