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    THREE-YEAR OLD UNGYONG KIM MUST BE ONE OF THE YOUNGEST UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN THE WORLD.?

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    THREE-YEAR OLD UNGYONG KIM MUST BE ONE OF THE YOUNGEST UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN THE WORLD. THE INFANT PRODIGY, BORN ON MARCH 8, 1964, HAS WRITTEN TWO BOOKS AND IS NOW STUDYING AT HANYAN UNIVERSITY, SEOUL.
    KIM STARTED TALKING WHEN HE WAS ONLY 100 DAYS OLD, AND 19 TEETH STARTED GROWING AT THIS TIME. HE WAS WALKING AT THE AGE OF FIVE MONTHS AND BEGAN LEARNING THE NAMES OF PLANTS AND ANIMALS.
    TWO MONTHS LATER THIS REMARKABLE CHILD WAS LEARNING LETTERS, AND BEFORE HE WAS ONE YEAR OLD HE COULD MEMORISE ALL THE BOOKS OF THE SIXTH GRADE OF PRIMARY SCHOOL.
    JUST BEFORE HIS SECOND BIRTHDAY, KIM STARTED COMPOSING A DIARY -- DESCRIBING WHAT HE FELT AT THE TIME. THEN HE WON TOP PRIZES IN A CHILDREN'S ART AND COMPOSITION COMPETITION.
    HE WROTE A BOOK - "ASK TO THE STAR" - IN 1966, AND HIS SECOND BOOK - "I THINK THIS WAY" - WAS PUBLISHED IN MARCH OF THIS YEAR.
    ALTHOUGH KIM HAS TO SIT ON A PILE OF BOOKS TO SEE OVER THE TOP OF HIS DESK, TESTS HAVE SHOWN THAT HE HAS AN I.Q. BETWEEN 175 AND 210.
    AT BIRTH, KIM WAS COVERED IN LONG BLACK HAIR. HIS MOTHER WAS ASHAMED OF HIM AND HID HIM IN LOFT. BUT LATER THE HAIR DISAPPEARED AND THEN BEGAN TO GROW NORMALLY.
    NOW, AS WELL AS OUTSHINING CHILDREN TEN YEARS OLDER THAN HIMSELF KIM PAINTS, SINGS DIFFICULT KOREAN TUNES AND MAKES ABSTRACT DRAWINGS.
    A CURIOUS FOOTNOTE TO THE FAMILY HISTORY OF KIM'S PARENTS.THEY ARE BOTH UNIVERSITY LECTURERS AND WERE BORN AT THE SAME TIME ON THE SAME DAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAETJ534QWPCPKOVQR5H8GCSSN2
    Media URN:
    VLVAETJ534QWPCPKOVQR5H8GCSSN2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/05/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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