Smartest Person in the World

Have you ever thought that you are the smartest person in the world? Well, many have, and that's totally normal (regardless of whether you're right or not), but most people wonder who might be the Smartest Person in the World? According to Guinness Book of Records, Kim Ung Yonga 14-year-old (at the time) prodigy who was speaking four languages and solving integral calculus math problems at age four, is said to tip the mental scales with an IQ of 210, which was scored on the Stanford-Binet test. There are other candidates for that title such as Marilyn Vos Savant, or Chris Langan, but they're argued by many to be less smart than what they're reported/ or claim to be.

There could be smarter people out there that no one even knows about, kids who are very smart but no one would value their mental abilities and eventually their high intelligence becomes dormant, also individuals so smart that they don't even need someone to know how smart they are, or they simply don't wish to bring attention to themselves either for fear for being alienated, picked on or exploited.

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If you want to find out if you're the smartest person on earth, then you might want to sign up here, to see if you are the World's Smartest Person. The following is a list of some of the brightest minds in history (random order): Galileo, Einstein, Da Vinci, Aristotle, Asimov, Bill Gates, Nikola Tesla, Stephen Hawking, Imhotep, Isaac Newton, Plato, Archimedes, Thomas Edison, Michelangelo, William James Sidis… etc.

Smartest Woman: The highest recorded IQ Score for a living female goes to Marilyn Vos Savant. She is reported to have an IQ Score of 186. Marilyn Vos Savant is a national columnist and author. She is married to Dr. Jarvik who is the creator of the Jarvik artificial heart.

You may have thought that if someone is really the smartest person on the planet then why couldn't they:

1- Find a cure to cancer or AIDS.
2- Find a reliable alternative energy source to petroleum like Free Energy.
3- Wireless Electricity. (no more electrical plugs).
4- An Antigravity Machine (maybe that's asking too much).
5- Teleporter. (Scientists already succeeded in teleporting some photons).

The good news is that the real world accomplishments are not made by those with the very highest level IQs or smartest in the world, but achieved by those who are considered to have normal or slightly above normal intelligence.

Many so called smartest people on the planet were known to have problems that make us wonder what is the benefit to be the smartest person if the individual cannot even manage his/her life properly, Mozart is said to have a very high IQ, however he was financially very poor and full in debt. Chris Langan a bouncer after working in construction (and apparently doesn't like the job) and the list is long.

The real question is what are the boundaries for real world success? It turns out that there are actually two: one for practical real world achievements, and a second for theoretical accomplishments. The first consists of solving real life problems, concrete issues. And the second one consist of solving theoretical problems, some are good at the first part (real world achievement), and they're usually people with average or slightly above average intelligence, the latter (the theoretical accomplishments) are for those with very high IQs who can solve complex theoretical problems mainly on tests, but don't do as well in real world achievements.  Also because IQ scores measure the ability to carry out symbolic thinking, while intelligence is a multidimensional entity, a human characteristic too complicated to be accurately and sufficiently measured by any IQ test. IQ tests merely photograph one's cognitive level / mental performance, rather than fully analyze and describe it, mainly since IQ itself is not all there is to intelligence.  Being a genius and being successful are two different things, although they can be combined in many individuals.

Let's not take it too seriously, we don't really know who the smartest person really is, it could possibly be this man on this funny commercial below, someone who can see far and imagine what could happen before taking any action. Watch it!

Here is a forgotten real genuis and world smartest person in his time, Nikola Tesla was a world-renowned inventor, physicist, mechanical engineer and electrical engineer. Tesla is regarded as one of the most important inventors in history. Here is a documentary about this incredible person.

Finally you can play a game that will stimulate some parts of your brain that are not active most of the time, it's a fun game and useful as a way to brain training. The objective is to turn all the grey squares into yellow squares. Think of them as rooms with the lights turned off and your goal is to turn them all on. Click on one of the squares in the playing field to change the grey color into yellow from that square as well as from the 4 squares surrounding it.

You need a Java-enabled browser to use this applet.


The Smartest President of the United States of America: John Quincy Adams was rated as the smartest of all the presidents his IQ score was estimated to be 175.

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