The 26-Month-Old Who Can Identify More Than 100 Countries

Aired on 05/12/2008 | CC
Lilly Gaskin made her first appearance on The Oprah Show in 2008 when she was just 26 months old. She wasn't potty-trained, but she had already mastered world geography. 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.