this 12-year-old is smarter than you

The Miami Herald introduces us to 12-year-old Sky Choi, the youngest student ever to attend Florida International University, currently double majoring in physics and math and taking a full course load of physics, calculus and Chinese language classes: Pembroke Pines boy, 12, tackling a double major at FIU.

Sky, who is home-schooled, also has a third-degree black belt in tae kwon do and is fluent in Korean. He's dual enrolled and is officially finishing high school at the end of this semester. When he starts classes in the fall as a full-fledged college student, he'll have as many credits as a sophomore.

What were you doing at 12 years old? I was collecting comic books and baseball cards and desperately trying not to fail math. (I did, however, represent my elementary school in the district spelling bee.) The thought of college had barely crossed my mind. Man, that is one smart kid. I hope he grows up to be normal.

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