World Record: Michael Kevin Kearney: Earned his first degree at age 10 and became a reality show Millionaire.


24 year-old Michael Kearney became known as the world’s youngest college graduate at the age of 10. In 2008, Kearney earned $1,000,000 on the television game show Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
Kearny was born in 1984 and is was known for setting several world records and teaching college at the age of 17.

He spoke his first words at four months. At the age of six months, he said to his pediatrician “I have a left ear infection” and learned to read at the age of ten months. When Michael was four, he was given diagnostic tests for the Johns Hopkins precocious math program and achieved a perfect score. He finished high school at age 6, enrolled at Santa Rosa Junior Collegegraduating at 10 with an Associate of Science in Geology. He is listed in the Guinness Book as the world’s youngest university graduate at the age of 10, receiving a bachelor’s degree in anthropology. For a while, he also held the record for the world’s youngest postgraduate. But in 2006, he became worldwide famous after reaching the finals on the Mark Burnett/AOL quiz/puzzle game Gold Rush, and became the first $1 million winner in the online reality game. 

World Record: Saul Aaron Kripke: Invited to apply for a teaching post at Harvard while still in high school.


A rabbi’s son, Saul Aaron Kripke was born in New York and grew up in Omaha in 1940. By all accounts he was a true prodigy. In the fourth grade he discovered algebra, and by the end of grammar school he had mastered geometry and calculus and taken up philosophy. While still a teenager he wrote a series of papers that eventually transformed the study of modal logic. One of them earned a letter from the math department at Harvard, which hoped he would apply for a job until he wrote back and declined, explaining, “My mother said that I should finish high school and go to college first”. After finishing high school, the college he eventually chose was Harvard. Kripke was awarded the Schock Prize, philosophy’s equivalent of the Nobel. Nowadays, he is thought to be the world’s greatest living philosopher. 

World Record: Aelita Andre: The 2-year-old artist who showed her paintings in a famous Gallery.


The abstract paintings of emerging artist Aelita Andre have people in Australia’s art world talking. Aelita got an opportunity to show her paintings when Mark Jamieson, the director of Brunswick Street Gallery in Melbourne ’s Fitzroy, was asked by a photographer whose work he represented to consider the work of another artist. Jamieson liked what he saw and agreed to include it in a group show.

Jamieson then started to promote the show, printing glossy invitations and placing ads in the magazines Art Almanac and Art Collector, featuring the abstract work. Only then did he discover a crucial fact about the new artist: Aelita Andre is Kalashnikova’s daughter, and was just 22 months old. Jamieson was shocked and embarrassed but decided to proceed with the exhibition anyways. 

World Record: Cleopatra Stratan: A 3 year old singer who earns 1000€ per song.


Clepotra was born October 6, 2002 in Chisinau , Moldova and is the daughter of Moldovan-Romanian singer, Pavel Stratan. She is the youngest person ever to score commercial success as a singer, with her 2006 album La vârsta de trei ani (”At the age of 3″). She holds the record for being the youngest artist that performed live for two hours in front of a large audience, the highest paid young artist, the youngest artist to receive an MTV award and the youngest artist to score a No:1 hit in a country (”Ghita” in Romanian Singles Chart). 

World Record: Akrit Jaswal: The Seven Year-Old Surgeon.


Akrit Jaswal is a young Indian who has been called “the world’s smartest boy” and it’s easy to see why. His IQ is 146 and is considered the smartest person his age in India —a country of more than a billion people.
Akrit came to public attention when in 2000 he performed his first medical procedure at his family home. He was seven. His patient — a local girl who could not afford a doctor — was eight. Her hand had been burnt in a fire, causing her fingers to close into a tight fist that wouldn’t open. Akrit had no formal medical training and no experience of surgery, yet he managed to free her fingers and she was able to use her hand again.

He focused his phenomenal intelligence on medicine and at the age of twelve he claimed to be on the verge of discovering a cure for cancer. He is now studying for a science degree at Chandigarh College and is the youngest student ever accepted by an Indian University . 

World Record: Gregory Smith: Nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize at age 12.


Born in 1990, Gregory Smith was two years old, read and be enrolled at the University at 10. But Greg Smith, one half of the story "talent". When not voraciously learning, this young man traveling the world as peace and children's rights activist.

He is the founder of International Youth Advocates, an organization that among young people worldwide, promotes the principles of peace and understanding. He met with Bill Clinton and Mikhail Gorbachev and spoke in front of the United Nations. For these and other humanitarian and advocacy efforts, Smith has been a four-times nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. His latest achievement? He just got his driver's license.

World Record: Kim Ung-Yong: Attended University at age 4 and Ph.D at age 15


This Korean super-genius was born in 1962 and just might be the smartest man alive today. The Guinness Book of World Records for highest IQ of anyone on the planet (but recently became a 10-year-old girl as the girl with the highest intellect, his intelligence level is 225 at the age of 10) recognized as is obtained. By age four he already Japanese, Korean, German and was able to read in English. Their fifth birthday, he solved complicated differential and integral calculus problems. Later, on Japanese television, the Chinese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, German, English, Japanese, and Korean has demonstrated his proficiency. Kim in the Guinness Book of World Records "supreme intelligence" was listed under, the book is expected to score more than 210 boys.

Kim Hanyang University physics student's guest was 3 years old until he was 6 years old. At the age of 7 he was invited to America by NASA. He finished his university studies, eventually a Ph.D. Getting in physics at Colorado State University before he was continued. Kim offered the opportunity to study in the most prestigious universities in Korea, but instead decided to attend a provincial university. Chungbuk National University in 2007, he also serves as adjunct faculty.

Sheikh Carves His Name on Sand


The ruler of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan had his staff permanently carve his name into a two mile (three kilometer) stretch of sand on his private island that is located across the water from the city.
The letters are 2/3 of a mile (one kilometer) high and the “A” and the “H” are filled on with water. The apparent reason for this is so that Hamad can go boating in his own name.


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