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

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  • Le Lame
    Le Lame 16 часов назад

    Asians, where u at?

  • Dextro 18
    Dextro 18 19 часов назад

    3.1K downvotes by Asians!!! NO DOUBTS AT ALL!!!!

  • VsauceG
    VsauceG День назад


  • Nenad Ajdarov
    Nenad Ajdarov 2 дня назад


    • Le Lame
      Le Lame 16 часов назад

      You wouldn't be able to spell.

  • Buk lau
    Buk lau 2 дня назад


    CLE TWENTYTHREE 3 дня назад

    Well, i think im the worst student beacuse i really hate math.

    ALEXANDER YUE 5 дней назад


  • Kanker Emilia
    Kanker Emilia 5 дней назад


  • AnOverwatchPlayer
    AnOverwatchPlayer 5 дней назад

    He made some X - Y ... genius... yay.. prodigy amazing...

  • Stefani Addison
    Stefani Addison 6 дней назад +1

    He seems like a sweet kid, humble and not arrogant.

  • Nutella the Cockatiel
    Nutella the Cockatiel 6 дней назад

    How obscure! This is quite pathetic. First of all, the math that he is doing isn't even hard. NBC is just idolizing him so much! In all honesty, he isn't even that smart! Look, if he was a "genius" then he would have had at least some knowledge of calculus. All we see him doing is long division and multiplication. Plus, saying a number when your young doesn't make you smart. Glorify somebody else, like Tanishq Abraham (I know he's 15 but still he is much smarter than the rest of them).

  • Food Freak
    Food Freak 7 дней назад +1

    I can barely do my HW

  • Jarl Balgruuf the Greater
    Jarl Balgruuf the Greater 7 дней назад

    I got an IQ of 157 and I thought that was average.

    • Le Lame
      Le Lame 16 часов назад

      Sure you do.

  • Japie van Schalkwyk
    Japie van Schalkwyk 7 дней назад

    I pray that you will KNOW that JESUS will bless you ALL THE DAYS OF YOUR LIFE ❤️

  • Eugene O
    Eugene O 8 дней назад

    Closed the video at prayer over pizza. Too bad this gifted kid can't pick different parents.

  • John Wick
    John Wick 8 дней назад

    When people think that we are all born equally. Sucks but we are all born with predetermined intelligence.

  • Eric Andrusca
    Eric Andrusca 8 дней назад

    all of this only means only one thing to women: that guy is a nerd not an alpha-male(monkey man)

  • Jesse Timms
    Jesse Timms 8 дней назад

    I’m hearing impaired and its weird cuz I can memorize up to 16 digits, but I’m not great at math... brain patterns is pretty impressive in how it makes up for the disabilities.

  • LordZorg
    LordZorg 8 дней назад

    as i study for geometry math test

  • Psychosis o-O
    Psychosis o-O 8 дней назад

    You're a wizard Jaxon

  • hema singh
    hema singh 9 дней назад

    Well I just perplexed out

  • jamjam kate
    jamjam kate 9 дней назад

    Is he a lefty like me

  • No Name
    No Name 9 дней назад

    His first hit was a ground ball

  • Angga Risky
    Angga Risky 11 дней назад

    Wow. Cool insight for me.

  • Adilaling PRO gamin G
    Adilaling PRO gamin G 11 дней назад

    to help u understand how smart he is, Stephen hawking (rest in peace) IQ was 154

    • OSTSarahB
      OSTSarahB 8 дней назад

      Adilaling PRO gamin G When asked about his IQ, Stephen Hawking said "i have no idea, people who boast about their IQs are losers"

  • zone8848
    zone8848 12 дней назад

    if a child has partial hearing loss in Singapore, it's detected at age 1 assessment, not like "till age 8" in this video, someone got to be blamed for this overlook.

  • Young Tesla
    Young Tesla 12 дней назад

    I see no great evidence. I am not going to believe this boy

  • Him.l.
    Him.l. 12 дней назад

    I learned addition in 3rd grade. Why am I not here.

    HAZZARD 13 дней назад

    I'm not sure t knocking this kid but I think Genius has lost its meaning in the internet and RUclip age. Most of the geniuses I see are indeed gifted but hardly deserving of the genius label that is so loosely thrown around these days.

  • Senpai 445
    Senpai 445 13 дней назад

    Mensa is Spanish for dumb girl

  • Kealoha Braceros
    Kealoha Braceros 14 дней назад

    Top 2%????? More like 0.2% lol

  • Mia Hamilton
    Mia Hamilton 14 дней назад

    You always here “kid graduated high school at 10”, but seriously, who is going to hire a 10 year old?

  • Utkarsh Anand
    Utkarsh Anand 15 дней назад

    What about combinatorics? You should make him try that out.

  • Ishan Khanna
    Ishan Khanna 15 дней назад

    Great decision from the parents.

  • Xabier Irazu Betanzos
    Xabier Irazu Betanzos 15 дней назад +2


  • Jrbr 549
    Jrbr 549 16 дней назад

    @0:21 With an IQ of 148 this puts him in the top 0.1%. Don't sell the kid short.

  • Pegasus
    Pegasus 16 дней назад

    Humans do not have free will , so all genious child or other wise is an expression of Inteligence from.a higher power known as an angel , the higher self which controls us on earth .
    All humans have a higher self and this angel governs our daily lives on earth Including our thoughts desires and our abilities mental and physical .
    Our minds are in the hands of angels , in fact we do not even think with our brains we think with our minds which are in the soul ,

  • Kael P
    Kael P 16 дней назад

    He has a good heart. Yes, Jackson. You gotta enjoy your childhood ❤️

  • Arobed Unam
    Arobed Unam 16 дней назад

    Meanwhile I'm over her like...

  • matthew austin
    matthew austin 16 дней назад

    Seem like great parents. I don't know what the logic of doogie howser is supposed to be, aside from it being possible, I don't think Hawking was made to go to Uni as a kid. Technically they can do the academics, but like these guys said, you don't just learn smarts.

  • j j
    j j 16 дней назад

    I can read only one number......

  • nazeempersaud
    nazeempersaud 17 дней назад

    MashaAllah. Very nice boy.

  • James Brannan
    James Brannan 17 дней назад

    I'm such a genius I don't act smart, that only heightens my parents expectations of me, i dont want that....under promise and over deliver is what I say!😂😂😂

  • Taikamuna
    Taikamuna 17 дней назад +1

    Wow he must watch a lot of rick and morty

  • Gushie
    Gushie 18 дней назад

    I got 162 in a Mensa test.
    Not joking.

  • Peter _C
    Peter _C 18 дней назад

    Rofl I’m Asian, and most Asians learn calculus by age 12

  • Robert413 Hernandez
    Robert413 Hernandez 19 дней назад

    if I can never build the city call Sion with the metaphor of an arc of Noah this will be one of the ones that will have to come in this art due to the fact that he is talented and gifted

  • AkaDo
    AkaDo 20 дней назад

    I just checked his calculations on his board. he is doing the same equations that my level is. And im year 8. Lmao Great job kid, keep it up :)

  • Erich B.
    Erich B. 21 день назад

    He's a lefty!

  • lilac
    lilac 21 день назад

    Very level headed parents and young boy. They are dealing with the situation in the best possible way. Lovely family.

  • David Lloyd-Jones
    David Lloyd-Jones 21 день назад

    Mensa is not "a society for geniuses." It is, or was, a club of people with moderately high IQ's. They took in anybody who scored in the top two percentiles on any reasonably respectable "IQ" test, which means maybe 5~8% of the population, with a very fuzzy boundary.
    If you've ever been a member you'll have gained an appreciation for the variety of kinds of intelligence that exist. Donald Trump, for instance, is pretty easy to place: he's one of those kids with scores in the lower half, big loud guy so you put him on the comic book and fantasy committee 'cause he seems to enjoy that sort of stuff, and they elect him head for the same reason...

  • Joe's barbeque and foot massage
    Joe's barbeque and foot massage 21 день назад

    Can he lift though?

  • Nick Atlivankin
    Nick Atlivankin 21 день назад

    Baseball sucks no offence. The kid is great

  • Ree 3
    Ree 3 22 дня назад

    You guys are the one of the happiest families I've seen! It's wonderful!

  • Jiclf Sun
    Jiclf Sun 22 дня назад

    Too bad he will never get anywhere in life with the name jaxon. Everyone is making him think hes smarter then he actually ia.

  • Aleph Null
    Aleph Null 22 дня назад

    "His IQ puts him in the top two percent of the world." Is that impressive? Because that's 1 in every 50 people, not such a big deal in that everyone's met someone that intelligent. I'm guessing it's impressive because of his age, but I didn't think IQ was particularly dependent on age.

  • he he
    he he 22 дня назад

    And now here i am,18 ,big and potato

  • Raphael Quaglio
    Raphael Quaglio 23 дня назад

    I hope he does something useful with his talent like developing a new way to trade the financial markets and makes billions of dollars. I hope he doesn't get locked into a career in academia as a professor or some low paid dead end bean counting job.

  • tonya sambou
    tonya sambou 23 дня назад

    The parents are so smart to leave hime with his peers. Development is a sequential process skipping or speeding up its processes has a profound and potentially damaging effect.

  • Filip Madrid
    Filip Madrid 23 дня назад +1

    I have an I.Q. of 168 but i dont consider myself a genius.

    • Le Lame
      Le Lame 16 часов назад

      Lie, do what you want with your life. Oh wait, you don't have one!

  • Jack Sanders
    Jack Sanders 23 дня назад

    Great kid and great parents. Congrats.

  • HigherPlanes
    HigherPlanes 25 дней назад

    mmm sports

    RICHARD CHAI 25 дней назад

    Pile him with some Asians and you'll see the difference quickly.

  • Shravan
    Shravan 25 дней назад

    algebra and geometry, really, at the age of 11
    he should be doing higher level maths
    i couldn't say 15 digit numbers when I was that small and I'm doing colloge level linear algebra when i'm in 8th grade

  • Jason
    Jason 25 дней назад +1

    Bruh, the concepts he's writing in the glass are not that complicated.
    I could do
    Long division(9), area of solid objects(11), and I can use the basics of cosine, sine, and tangent in a right triangle(12)
    Not that hard
    I know a kid who is like 8 and has way more math concepts.

  • The Streamy boi.
    The Streamy boi. 26 дней назад

    2 year old.and know a 15 digit number without his parent teaching him....that imporsible I think all of this is a setup.Oh forgot to mention he have a hearing problem and can read your lips.that plain idiotic.NBC don’t do a setup man!

  • mario guzman
    mario guzman 26 дней назад


  • Yung Kirk
    Yung Kirk 27 дней назад

    He should, if he wants to, try his hand at programming.

  • patrick tuttle
    patrick tuttle 28 дней назад

    At 18 years of age I could count to potato

  • mostworst
    mostworst 28 дней назад

    long division? not impressed kid

  • I’m not your Average cute penguin
    I’m not your Average cute penguin 28 дней назад

    I’m bad at math I’m in 7th grade. This kid is really encouraging hopefully I conquer day

  • Asger Isager
    Asger Isager 28 дней назад

    how she only hit 15 numbers on a napkin

  • Matthew Henning
    Matthew Henning 29 дней назад

    How does he do it

  • Vanessa Varela
    Vanessa Varela 29 дней назад

    Super cool!

  • Cole Richardson
    Cole Richardson 29 дней назад

    bro can u help me with my precalc im stuck

  • Tyler Welcher
    Tyler Welcher Месяц назад

    I bet this kids life will be useless because school is teaching him other stuff and not what he wants to lean there not helping him bring out his abilities but force feeding him other information and teaching him other stuff that he’s not as good at 🙁

  • music mow
    music mow Месяц назад

    It was his past life.. Duhhhh

  • Steven Goodman
    Steven Goodman Месяц назад

    I'm happy for him but also don't really care, I don't know why i even watched the video

  • User Name
    User Name Месяц назад


  • Tin
    Tin Месяц назад

    i like how he puts a multiplication sign whenever he divides so it can help him 1:37

  • Eliza Gillespie
    Eliza Gillespie Месяц назад

    His lips r tiny

  • Patrick Luft
    Patrick Luft Месяц назад

    Im in top 6% of population

  • not-a-loyal-fan between-cpop-and-kpop

    My IQ is 200 how come I can't even get in 1st honor?
    **me answering myself**
    You don't study and always sleep in the classroom you live in CPOP , KPOP , Wattpad , Social medias and Video games your IQ is high but you're not using it well get up girl!
    **me having a homework**
    I'm going to do my homework later **play video games , social media , wattpad , cpop , kpop** I'm done **looks at the clock** oh it's late I better sleep

  • no bye
    no bye Месяц назад

    **insert outdated Rick and Morty joke here**

  • DanM8 aka Daneil
    DanM8 aka Daneil Месяц назад

    this kid is great

  • Stoicho entertainments
    Stoicho entertainments Месяц назад

    There are so much genius unappreciated out there. Once I met child that was in second grade but wrote books, reading politics and high-end literature but no one appreciated him because who need political child genius when we have corrupted lazy politicians? Who turned to him or tried to teach him more in the sense of his interest? No one! Because “it wasn’t practically needed.”, “there is time for everything” and all the excuses possible to apprehend. This child may be genius but in Mensa the point is not education, or child interest but to fill these young people heads with ideologies and convince them to serve on purposes they don’t even understand. These institutions are making genius kids instruments, weapons, and so on. Don’t try to made me feel proud of his abilities, I won’t all of this is just a facadè for hidden reality of exploitation of young people.

  • Calder Dryden
    Calder Dryden Месяц назад

    his drawing skills made me feel better lol

  • Rich Rich
    Rich Rich Месяц назад

    ths kid noob ill ebat him in desytiny 1 and 2 i got hawkmoon and choas blde fight me kid i live uin oensytvanina mehien townshio fight me JKDhsfhibasUIZfugbhj im ahater har ashhrejhadtghibdaz

  • Cal South
    Cal South Месяц назад

    Claimed to be intelligent yet says “makes me happiest”

  • Shankhadip Kundu
    Shankhadip Kundu Месяц назад

    i just liked how he really understood what it is to be a kid even if you are a genius.. :) he will be a star one day in the field of mathematics

  • Mataviejitas 13
    Mataviejitas 13 Месяц назад

    No offence but, Knowing numbers makes you a genius? Like I get it, numbers are the answer to the universe, but there are other things that a person must know, in order to consider them geniuses, like what about Science? What about History? Although to me he's not a genius, he surely has a great mind, and I hope he uses it to help others.
    PS: It's just my opinion, yours does not have to be the same as mine, can be different*

  • Hebu Dileep
    Hebu Dileep Месяц назад

    OK where's Ferb?

  • Jake Vaz
    Jake Vaz Месяц назад

    When I was 5, my mom put a laminated multiplication table in my bathroom, on the wall in front of the toilet. "I need to go study my multipWication tables!" I said. Lol

  • Legendary !MAJEK!
    Legendary !MAJEK! Месяц назад

    148 is top 1% not 2% also he cant just know words without learning them thats very impossible he may have intellect but he cant just know things without learning them if its a memory based objective

  • Dougy Dozier
    Dougy Dozier Месяц назад

    Anyone else notice he’s a lefty

  • Ahmad Moustafa
    Ahmad Moustafa Месяц назад

    I remember my IQ score was about 118, but that was 12 years ago when I was in the school. I wounder where I can find those old IQ test programs on Windows XP :D

  • ash nikko
    ash nikko Месяц назад

    Why would you do a video on someone based on intellect you can find in 1 out of 50 people on the street? lol....

  • Relco12
    Relco12 Месяц назад

    First Jaxon Strong now Jaxon Cota

  • Sean TM
    Sean TM Месяц назад

    Yeh this kid will go far he's intelligent yet he can socialise like very other person

  • RapeetRanut
    RapeetRanut Месяц назад

    My dad has IQ of 169. I don't really know mine, have done internet tests at science pages as kid and got something like 125, but it wasnt same scale as mensa. It however told that I'm on a higher medium. I was bored at school and didn't study, but still did pretty good. Now, finally at the age of 28 I got diagnosed with ADHD. Psychologist told me that I wont get IQ score high enough for my skills, because of focusing issues. Now I have medicine which helps tremendously, but it's still not perfect. Maybe Im going to do IQ test again soon. I should have gotten this diagnose before my Civil Engineer studies, which could have made my studies a lot easier. Life is a long journey so I have time to do what ever I want and not think about past.

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      RapeetRanut 29 дней назад

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      Thewaywewere Месяц назад

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