The Doctors: Child Prodigy Tanishq Abraham
Here’s a story that has to be seen–or read–to be believed: nine-year-old child prodigy Tanishq Abraham. At first glance, Tanishq seems like any other young boy: he’s cute, polite, and likes to play with his cats and his little sister. But would you believe that Tanishq enrolled in college at the age of seven?
Tanishq’s mother said that she first started to see signs of genius in her son when he became interested in books as an infant. Now, Tanishq is happy to be taking college classes that challenge him. Right now, Tanishq is taking an online chemistry class. He just completed a course in nutrition, for which he received an A. Tanishq has also given lectures on subjects such as paleontology, astronomy, and theology.
This incredible young boy is filled with lots of facts, information, and the ability to do great things in the world. Tanishq Abraham feels good when people call him a genius, but he wants to assure everyone that he is still just a normal kid!
Tanishq Abraham: So You Want to Be an M.D?
Tanishq Abraham joined the Doctors to play a game of “So You Want to Be an M.D?” It is Tanishq’s eventual goal to go to medical school and become a doctor, although he realizes that this dream will have to wait– at least until 11 or 12!
Daily Sodium Allowance
Tanishq’s first question was: what is the recommended daily maximum amount of sodium an adult should consume? He proved that he really knew his stuff when he answered correctly, 2,300 mg. Unfortunately, the average person consumes 3,436 mg; so work on cutting out the salt!
The next question stumped Tanishq somewhat: tomatoes, watermelon, papaya, and pink grapefruit are foods rich in what antioxidant? Although he was close in answering beta-carotene, the real answer is lycopene. That’s what gives these fruits their signature reddish-pink colors.
Cat Sleeping Habits
For the last question, Tanishq elisted the help of his sister, Tiara. At the age of six, Tiara is already a member of the genius group MENSA; you know, just another average kid! Tiara knew that the average cat sleeps up to eighteen hours a day, because she wants to be a veterinarian, just like her mom.
These gifted kids won a great trip for their family to Legoland, because, even child prodigies like to have fun!