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Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 6:39 pm | Updated: 12:56 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

Christina Brown of Gilbert has been accepted as the youngest member of American Mensa, according to a statement.

At 2 years and 8 months old, Christina became the youngest member ever on record for American Mensa and is believed to be the second youngest Mensan in the world.

To qualify for Mensa, members score in the top 2 percent of the general population based on an accepted standardized intelligence test.

Christina was accepted to Mensa based on her scores on the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence, third edition. This IQ test was designed for young children and is accepted by American Mensa, according to the press release.

Mensa was founded in 1946 by Roland Berrill, an Australian barrister, and Lance Ware, an English scientist and lawyer, as a society for people with high IQs.

There are about 100,000 Mensa members in 100 countries. American Mensa is one of more than 40 national groups around the world. Locally, Greater Phoenix Mensa has more than 1,000 members, including Christina and her dad, Steve Brown.

The Browns are one of 1,700 families that have two or more members in American Mensa.

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