American Mensa Is Inviting Intelligence

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October is Mensa Membership Month featuring National Testing Day, Oct.19.

Celebrate Mensa Membership month by finding out why Mensa matters. Throughout the month of October, American Mensa will share historical facts, membership myths and other facts about this quirky, quizzical and quintessential organization for the intelligent. Find out if Shakira really is a member, why Mensa was started, and what Domino’s Pizza and Mensa share in common. Learn more at

As part of the October celebration, Mensa Testing Day will happen on Oct.19. Local Mensa chapters across the United States will host test sessions and other activities on this date.

Taking this test is the first step in becoming a Mensa member and it only costs $40.

Visit to find the testing session nearest you.

Good to know:

  • The odds of getting hit by lightning (1 in 280,000) or winning the lottery (1 in 175 million) are higher than you not qualifying for Mensa. One in 50 people qualify for admission into Mensa.
  • You have to be 14 years or older to take the Official Mensa Admissions Test, but anyone who has test scores from any of the 200 accepted intelligence tests may apply. Mensa members’ ages range two to 104.
  • The largest growing segment of new members in American Mensa is under the age of 18.
  • Anecdotally, Mensa members appear to favor Android over iPhone. Members have yet to comment on Blackberry favorability.

The mission of American Mensa is to identify and foster human intelligence, as well as provide a stimulating intellectual and social environment for its members. Mensa is the organization open to anyone who achieves scores in the top two percent of any standardized intelligence test. Mensa has more than 56,000 members in the United States and more than 120,000 members around the world. For more information about Mensa visit or call (800) 66-MENSA.

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Victoria Liguez
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