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Brit girl aged three with IQ of 140 set to join Mensa.

London, June 2 (ANI): Even as children of her age may be learning nursery rhymes, a 3-year-old girl from Britain knows the alphabet, can write and count to 50, and work out maths equations.

Saffron Pledger - who won't even start school for another year and a half - is now set to join high IQ society Mensa after tests revealed she has an IQ of 140, reports the Daily Mail.

While neither of her parents has a degree, it seems Saffron takes after her father Danny, who has won Channel 4's Countdown eight times.

But despite an IQ that makes her brighter than 98 per cent of the population, she has the interests of a typical three-year-old.

Saffron, whose favourite cartoon is Peppa Pig, said: "I am only a little girl but I'm very pleased to have passed these tests, even if they were quite hard. I will be very pleased to become a member of Mensa.

Danny Pledger, a 23-year-old web designer, said his daughter had learned her alphabet by watching him on the programme.

Danny said: "She likes watching Countdown with me, that's helped her learn the letters.

"She can spot very simple words on there. She's very competitive, I'll say I've got a seven letter word and she'll say she's got an eight.'

Mensa has said she can join after her test results are examined. (ANI)

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