Inside The Mind Of Jaxon Cota An 11-Year-Old Kid Genius | NBC Nightly News

  • Опубликовано: 22 июл 2015
  • At age nine, Jaxon Cota was accepted into Mensa, a society for geniuses. His IQ puts him in the top two percent of the world, but despite his smarts, Jaxon isn’t rushing ahead.
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    Inside The Mind Of Jaxon Cota An 11-Year-Old Kid Genius | NBC Nightly News

Комментарии • 7 441

  • Laura Michelsen
    Laura Michelsen 57 минут назад


  • Heru- deshet
    Heru- deshet 9 часов назад

    Real life Sheldon Cooper.

  • Every color known to man kind
    Every color known to man kind 9 часов назад

    I am nothing more than matter and I have an IQ of 6.3 billion

  • Koltred Anubus
    Koltred Anubus 12 часов назад

    ben shapiro jr.

  • Joanne Park
    Joanne Park 14 часов назад

    somewhere there's an asian kid who's smarter

  • HypeTrap
    HypeTrap 15 часов назад

    first normal genius

  • Welcome To New Earth
    Welcome To New Earth 22 часа назад

    The kid is undoubtedly very intelligent but measuring intelligence - which is constantly evolving - is like trying to count stars with a naked eye!

  • keko jones
    keko jones День назад

    Lady looks like his grandmother 🤔

  • Nuclear Refrigerator
    Nuclear Refrigerator День назад

    I’m his age and I can do everything shown here

  • Chris J
    Chris J День назад

    His sister is going to be really rebellious.

  • alana lane
    alana lane День назад

    Thanks for protecting Jaxon and his family's private NBC! Now the whole world knows exactly where he lives!!

  • Argust DisStark
    Argust DisStark День назад

    I hate it when everyone thinks that you need to be good at math in order to be a genius which is completely false, just as Einstein said that fishes cannot fly and elephants cannot climb trees, but that doesnt mean they are worthless. You can be a musican, philosophical, linguistic genius, not only math/physics genius.

  • Boss
    Boss День назад

    Wait how would he be able to know those large numbers if nobody told him about them? It's not like you can just randomly know the names of those numbers as that has nothing to do with intelligence, that is knowing the English word for those numbers. So either that toddler was looking up the names of numbers on the internet or the parents had to have told him the names of the numbers. Still amazing that a kid could remember it, but saying nobody told them the numbers before makes no sense.

  • TWrecks
    TWrecks День назад

    Smart kid

  • Andrew Behl
    Andrew Behl День назад

    So he was like born knowing numbers into billions and trillions

  • JimmyGunXD556
    JimmyGunXD556 День назад +1

    Future uni-bomber.

  • CommandBlock User
    CommandBlock User День назад

    Yay he is left handed

    RALANTLESS День назад

    I can get team kills first try on overwatch

  • Yellow Hammer
    Yellow Hammer День назад


  • alfpolo29
    alfpolo29 День назад

    3:11 ahahahahahaha :))) SWEET cute child:))) P.S. And genius;)

  • bodyguardik
    bodyguardik День назад

    Я так и не увидел ни одного примера его "гениальности". IQ 148 - это просто весьма умный человек, но *никак не гений*
    У меня сосед по койке в пионер лагере набирал на тестах IQ минимум 150 баллов - при этом был не гений а просто хитрожопой скотиной :-D

  • Bo's hoe
    Bo's hoe 2 дня назад

    Yeah well im trey i have a basketball game tomorrow im a point guard

  • EsotericOccultist
    EsotericOccultist 2 дня назад

    Go boy! You rock!

  • vambo13257
    vambo13257 2 дня назад

    F Chuck Todd

  • Swag Fzce
    Swag Fzce 2 дня назад +1

    Impressive work kid! My only thing is that he seems advanced and calculated but not a genius. It's a small difference but it exists. Genius requires a level of creativity and another unknown factor where you can envision the problems differently. Believe me I know, I've aced literally all my math classes including Calculus BC by 10th grade but I don't feel like no genius.

  • Tadow001
    Tadow001 2 дня назад

    Can he pick my Mega Millions winning Jackpot numbers?? I'd really, really Appreciate it!! Kidding but WOW this is an Awesome Kid!!!!!!!!!!! with a Very BRIGHT Future!!!!!!!!

  • voyagingstars
    voyagingstars 2 дня назад

    Can i borrow his brain? I promise ill return it after our finals

  • Nisha Varghese
    Nisha Varghese 2 дня назад

    young Sheldon....I mean jaxon

  • jay ar
    jay ar 3 дня назад

    Indigo child

  • Thần thái BTS Unicorn
    Thần thái BTS Unicorn 3 дня назад

    I was tooking 1 hours to do an IQ test online this years and I got 200 I don’t know would it be I’m got 200 IQ or it just gave random or that websites it just a stupid websites.

  • no name
    no name 3 дня назад

    It is not his math and reading skills that make hima genius per say. Its his IQ (which can be flawed) that shows his reasoning skills are exceprionally high. Now just because his IQ is high doesn't mean he will out right know rocket science, or succeed in life in general. There are plenty of high IQ people who fail school because they are lazy.

  • sydney farm
    sydney farm 3 дня назад

    that little caesars pizza box looked good

  • Dan Rodriguez
    Dan Rodriguez 3 дня назад +1

    Knowing this sends alot of study hours your way in demand.

  • navsimpson
    navsimpson 3 дня назад

    i love that they don’t pressure him to be the smartest in the world. he’s allowed to be a normal kid and that’s important

  • Zachary Madden
    Zachary Madden 3 дня назад

    Sure he's a genius, but to have partial hearing loss when your ears are the size of his......IS CRIMINAL.

  • Darren Ivano
    Darren Ivano 3 дня назад

    you mispelled Jimmy Neutron

  • Indigo Child
    Indigo Child 3 дня назад

    No, just another pretentious kid.

  • Private PUG
    Private PUG 4 дня назад

    0:19 wait ain't that football more so?

  • Fredrick Pudding
    Fredrick Pudding 4 дня назад

    i can some-what do the moon walk...

  • Greenguy2401 !
    Greenguy2401 ! 4 дня назад

    I know that the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell.

  • destiny lopez
    destiny lopez 4 дня назад

    mensa is stupid in spanish

  • Rated M For Memes
    Rated M For Memes 4 дня назад

    I can literally install roblox onto my computer and run it. fight me

  • join the conversation
    join the conversation 4 дня назад

    Get this child the most advanced computer that You can afford!

  • Peter Ly
    Peter Ly 4 дня назад

    Algebra and geometry is a joke.... :/

    KALOT A 4 дня назад

    No hes playing fortnite :v

  • tommoore2012
    tommoore2012 4 дня назад

    During the early 20th century there was a kid who became a professor at Princeton when he was only 14 years old. At such a young age he had displayed incredible levels of genius and excelled in academics like no one ever has before. However, due to his immense intelligence he was ostracized by everyone he knew. The guy was seen as a freak and no matter what he tried he was never able to sustain relationships and make friends. No one cared to listen to his ideas no matter how intuitive they were. Because of this, he retired from academics in his early 20s and spent the rest of his life working on a farm. It's speculated that he IQ was ranged between 250-300. Who is this guy you may ask? Well I never learned his name and quite frankly I can't remember where I heard this story from so I'm not sure how accurate it is.

  • Joshua Johnson
    Joshua Johnson 4 дня назад +1

    I can sing the alphabet backwards

  • Ziggy Fresh
    Ziggy Fresh 4 дня назад

    I noe, this poor 148 IQ kid has hearing loss, let's play sad music. People have cancer my guy deadass b

  • USFHonorsThesis
    USFHonorsThesis 4 дня назад

    you've got a great family and a great head on your shoulders! not only because of your prodigious mind but because of your family values and good judgment.

  • Keep Calm
    Keep Calm 4 дня назад +2

    Life is so unfair. While some people are lucky to be born smart, having a better chance of having good jobs, there are people who have the misfortune of being born with diseases that they are committed for the rest of their lives. It seems that life, or genetics, benefits a few at the expense of other. The people who will change the world for the better are gifted people, while most people will watch on television the advances made by these people.

  • VandaIeyes
    VandaIeyes 4 дня назад

    Why is his face so punchable?

  • Jan André
    Jan André 4 дня назад

    nothing extraordinary. Send him to engineering school and watch him cry

  • Benjamin Deleon
    Benjamin Deleon 4 дня назад

    Kudos to the parents for keeping him in the grades he belongs in this is very important for kids helps with there social skills this young boy will have a great adult life and is having a great childhood way to go parents

    ROCKETSTAME 4 дня назад

    BUT can he program???

  • Morgan Olfursson
    Morgan Olfursson 5 дней назад

    Well, Intelligence and IQ always comes from the mother (it has been scientifically proven now) so don't worry daddy, you have nothing to do with Jaxon being a genius. All geniuses in the world have to thank mum for that .

  • Nathan Laznicka
    Nathan Laznicka 5 дней назад

    this kid is no hypergenius. jack from the first masterchef junior was much more inteligent imo

  • skao kazonyurt
    skao kazonyurt 5 дней назад

    This kid needs to have alot of kids with a also really smart person (obvously when at legal age) cuz the world needs him

  • Clever Username
    Clever Username 5 дней назад

    “Numbers can be found everywhere. You can find them...maybe in a supermarket” GENIUS PRODIGY CONFIRMED!!!

  • The Grim Reader
    The Grim Reader 5 дней назад

    hes that smart, but not smart enough to choose a sport other than baseball.

  • P N
    P N 5 дней назад

    OH! My brother's IQ is the same!

  • Kristof Toth
    Kristof Toth 5 дней назад

    okay so, you want me to believe that a >2 year old(at which age they can just form 2\4 word sentences) said:"one hundred and thirty-six quadrillion, four hundred and fifty-nine trillion, three hundred and eighty-seven billion, four hundred and thirty-four million, five hundred and thirty-nine thousand and seven hundred and twenty-four" AND stuf that is obviously not scripted, OBVIOUSLY NOT!

  • Márton Pölcz
    Márton Pölcz 5 дней назад

    Jaxon Taxon Flaxon Waxon

  • Lyk D'Nine
    Lyk D'Nine 5 дней назад

    Didn't get it from his mom it seems.

  • SKULL ;
    SKULL ; 6 дней назад

    Lol I hope all you youngsters were paying attention. Notice during the interview this kid never had a cell phone in his hand, sat at the dinner table and actually talked with his family, read book's, made up puzzles with dominos, books and other things, and yet during all that never sent or recieved a text.. The only thing that concerns me is, it was said that during a math competition he placed 7th out of 45,000 kids so there are 6 kids that are smarter than he is.. Still very impressive but what about the 6 kid's and their time on tv showing their skills?

  • QuickSkyWal - Roblox & More
    QuickSkyWal - Roblox & More 6 дней назад

    Left handed spotted.

  • srg. evans
    srg. evans 6 дней назад

    Numbers are fun unless you only have an iq of 126 pppfffftttt 😤😤😤😤
    Edit: 116

  • baler johnson
    baler johnson 6 дней назад

    I need lottery picks ?

  • Pebbs800
    Pebbs800 6 дней назад

    can he pass calc 2 tho?

  • Laura Zhang
    Laura Zhang 6 дней назад +1

    Here I thought fractions were hard enough

  • tiny elephant
    tiny elephant 6 дней назад

    yall are jelly asf in the comments lmaoo

  • Whata Dab
    Whata Dab 6 дней назад

    why do I hate this kid somuch, it's probably because I know I'm superior.

  • MerryMichaelmas
    MerryMichaelmas 6 дней назад

    Parents holding the kid back; sad.

  • Noah Namey
    Noah Namey 6 дней назад

    I'm as impressed with the parents, as I am with the kid.

  • Delmonte Marquis Vlogs And Sale
    Delmonte Marquis Vlogs And Sale 6 дней назад

    That shows that you have to born good at math learning it is not really possible

  • AlmostMLG SKRUBS
    AlmostMLG SKRUBS 6 дней назад

    Hah, i also can be named "Genius" because i can think like a cold-blooded bussiness-man,mess up with words to make someone unaware and no one would notice and a strategist from Mafia families. IQ system is broken af,so are those societies of "geniuses" and the presentation is bad af. Math animations, finding out solutions on the GLASS, shots where he is "reading" the book,i give up,gotta kys

  • LaurensPusey ._.
    LaurensPusey ._. 6 дней назад

    I can stay up all night just doing nothing

  • Millennia Productions
    Millennia Productions 6 дней назад +1

    Knowing numbers dose not mean you are a genius it just means your good at that pesific thing number were just invented by mankind to messure and understand. maths dose not rule the universe it is not importent.

  • Suey Macgy
    Suey Macgy 7 дней назад

    And I thought I was smart.

  • GD Ironman
    GD Ironman 7 дней назад

    Algebra is easy....

  • jointheresistence123
    jointheresistence123 7 дней назад

    He can't say the numbers without having been exposed to them previously either by tv or by parents. Nobody out of the blue at 2 years old can say oh 1 million 2 hundred 55 thousand 3 hundred and 5!

  • iiBrianna Gamer-Roblox
    iiBrianna Gamer-Roblox 7 дней назад

    We are in common I used to be in the gift and talent school but then my dreams crashed then suddenly I got accepted to Mensa but my dream was to go to the gift and talent school but then I also got accepted to many school but when my sister grew older I couldn’t go to a different school bc I had a high iq and my sister had lots of problems autism

  • Brazen VanHorn
    Brazen VanHorn 7 дней назад

    this is what people call genius these days?

  • Shirtless wonder
    Shirtless wonder 7 дней назад

    though this child's IQ is very impressive I'm only 13 yet my IQ is 153 so does that mean everybody should have their own segment? Well no this individual happened to stumble apon A very fortunate event in his life.

  • CommonSense
    CommonSense 7 дней назад

    Seems like an ordinary kid to me...Nothing so genius. An I.Q test score means nothing in real world.

  • Israel Wassanes
    Israel Wassanes 7 дней назад

    Mensa means dumb girl in spanish lol

  • Brayden Mitchell
    Brayden Mitchell 7 дней назад


  • FCB Venom
    FCB Venom 7 дней назад

    algebra is simple

  • Nissim1795
    Nissim1795 7 дней назад

    I have an IQ of 145 which qualifies for the Mensa society, and it doesn't make you a genius.

  • Emma Kaprielian
    Emma Kaprielian 8 дней назад

    I am 11 and I can out smart 11 grow men I first started reading and writing when I was 6 months old so I kid master mind and my first words were my diaper is full so I am also master mind

  • mike zazueta
    mike zazueta 8 дней назад

    *unlike me.*

  • Vincent Tolve
    Vincent Tolve 8 дней назад

    This man is.......

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  • Br Rudolph
    Br Rudolph 8 дней назад

    I feel bad for his sister. She probably gets way less attention than him.

  • Leonhard Euler
    Leonhard Euler 8 дней назад

    They act like being in the top 2% means you are some kind of extreme genius, even though his IQ places him more around 0.5%. That doesn't make you some kind of prodigy.

  • Joe Smith
    Joe Smith 8 дней назад

    He should study to be a ballet dancer.

  • P E A C H
    P E A C H 8 дней назад

    Lots of insecure 20-somethings in the comments :(

  • sarah chono
    sarah chono 8 дней назад

    Can you do my math exam?😂😂😂

  • Lord Sauron
    Lord Sauron 8 дней назад

    The thing is the real clever people don’t get noticed. So this kid isn’t clever. Sorry the rule always works.

  • Fabian Martinez
    Fabian Martinez 9 дней назад

    Mensa in Spanish means dumb

  • Skylor Taylor
    Skylor Taylor 9 дней назад

    Anybody else see the thumbnail and think it was the kid from the Polar express?

  • SchoolSkillz
    SchoolSkillz 9 дней назад