Mensa International is an organization whose published goals are “to identify and foster human intelligence for the benefit of humanity, to encourage research in the nature, characteristics and uses of intelligence, and to promote intellectual and social opportunities for its members.” Founded in England in 1946 by attorney Roland Berrill and scientist Lance Ware, the name Mensa, from the Latin meaning “mind, table, or month,” was chosen to suggest the regular meeting of great minds to discuss topics of interest around a table. Mensa invites membership from individuals worldwide, children, youth, and adults alike, who have been identified as possessing superior intellectual ability.

Mensa members come from a diverse group of people who have intense, varied interests and like to voice their opinion. They generally range ...

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