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Meet the 8-Year-Old Certified Genius Working Toward a College Degree


"I don't mind interacting with other college students. I like it."

Tanishq Abraham likes studying particle physics. The announcement CERN issued Wednesday of the Higgs boson (a.k.a. the "God Particle") was of particular interest to him. He is at the top of his classes at American River College and even gives guest lectures to fellow students and faculty on a variety of topics.

Abraham was home-schooled until attending college but his schooling didn't really begin that long ago. You see, Abraham is less than a decade old.

The boy from Natomas, Calif., is what you would consider a prodigy. By the time he was 4-years-old, he was inducted into the genius society MENSA, according to KTXL. Abraham's parents, KTXL reports, began home-schooling their son when the public school system couldn't provide him with the intellectual studies he really needed. His parents have even admitted they have a hard time keeping up with him.

Watch the KTXL report on the 8-year-old boy:

As you might expect though, attending college courses at such a young age would come with challenges beyond those of academia, but Abraham doesn't seem to mind. KTXL reports him saying, "I don't mind interacting with other college students. I like it." His parents to try maintain as normal of a life as possible for he and his sister Tiara, 6, who has also been deemed a certified genius.

Abraham was recently profiled for THNKR, a new YouTube channel, hosting a pilot series called "Prodigies." Check out the episode:

What does the 8-year-old genius want to do when he "grows up"? According to KTXL, he said that he hopes to invent new technologies.

(H/T: Fox News)

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