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Friday, July 5, 2013

Kim Ung-Yong : Attended University at age 4.

This Korean super-genius was born on March 7 1963 and
might just be the smartest guy alive today (he’s
recognized by the Guinness Book of World
Records as having the highest IQ of anyone on
the planet). Kim was born in Hongje-dong,Seoul,South Korea. His father was Kim Soo-Sun a professor. Kim started speaking at the age of six months and by the age of three he was already
able to read in Japanese, Korean, German, and
English and other languages. When he was four years old, his father said he had memorised about 2,000 words in both English and German. He was writing poetry in Korean and Chinese and wrote two very short books of essays and poems.(less than 20pages). On  the 5th of November 1977 he solved
complicated differential and integral calculus
problems. Later, on Japanese television, he
demonstrated his proficiency in Chinese,
Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, German, English,
Japanese, and Korean. Kim was listed in the
Guinness Book of World Records under “Highest
IQ”; the book estimated the boy’s score at over
210.
Kim was a guest student of physics at Hanyang
University from
the age of 3 until he was 6. At
the age of 7 he was invited to America by NASA.
He finished his university studies, eventually
getting a Ph.D. in physics before he was 15. In
1974, during his university studies, he began his
research work at NASA and continued this work
until his return to Korea in 1978 where he
decided to switch from physics to civil
engineering and eventually received a
doctorate in that field. Kim was offered the
chance to study at the most prestigious
universities in Korea, but instead chose to
attend a provincial university. As of 2007 he also
serves as adjunct faculty at Chungbuk National
University .

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