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If you don't score in the top 2% of the population you'll never get into the High IQ society which celebrates its 60th birthday this year. Ed Power reports

Published 07/01/2006 | 00:11

It is the world's most exclusive club, to which only the very brightest can hope to win entry. To join, you must demonstrate the sort of hyper-intelligence synonymous with an Einstein or Stephen Hawking. Most fall short - the failure rate for admittance is 98%.

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Yet what exactly is the point of Mensa, the high-IQ society which this year celebrates its 60th birthday?

Do its members - there are over 100,000 worldwide, and some 1,200 in Ireland - come together to pore over complex mathematic challenges. Will you find them gathered around Sudoku puzzles, laughing at how easy they are?

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