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It's the battle of the IQs and a youngster from Britain has come out on top.

At the age of just 11, Victoria Cowie has a higher IQ than Einstein.

The young girl from Wolverhampton has an IQ of 162 - and has been offered scholarships at four secondary schools, Britain's Daily Mail newspaper has reported.

Albert Einstein had an IQ of 160 - the same as scientist Stephen Hawking and Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates.

Victoria's mother Alison, 44, told the Daily Mail: "We couldn't believe it, but are so proud of her.

"Victoria is a very bright girl and she has worked very hard, but she isn't glued to her studies, she loves drama and music and plays football too.

"We are just a normal family, we haven't cracked the whip. When it comes down to it she's still a child and we have always said she only does what she wants to do."

Victoria has now joined the ranks of Britain's brightest people after passing a Mensa test in January.

Mrs Cowie, who runs a health and safety consultancy with husband David, 42, said: "She did the test a few weeks back and the results put her in the top one per cent.

"We had a look online and saw that 162 was higher than Albert Einstein's score, we felt incredibly proud."

Victoria has set her sights on becoming a vet.

The West Australian

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