Mensa must be looking for young blood: the high-IQ society has for the second time this year welcomed a member who is just two years old.

Anthony Popa Urria is the youngest Canadian ever admitted into Mensa and has an estimated IQ of 154. He can recite the alphabet backward and forward, count to 1 000 and name the planets in the solar system. Still, he is not the first two-year-old admitted this year.

He follows Emmelyn Roettger, who joined Mensa in March, one month shy of her third birthday. She is the youngest US member. Doctors at first thought Emmelyn suffered from autism, because she appeared to avoid eye contact with other individuals.

“It turned out that she just needed glasses!” her mother, Michelle Horne, says. – Sapa-AP