Lahore, August 4 (Pakistan Today) – A nine-year-old Pakistani girl has broken the record to become the fastest and youngest person in the world to arrange the chemical elements of the periodic table in the shortest possible time.
Natalia Najam, a Lahore-based science enthusiast, achieved the Guinness World Records title after arranging all elements of the periodic chart in just 2 minutes and 42 seconds on July 18. She broke the previous record by 7 seconds.
Najam accomplished the feat by breaking the record previously held by Indian economics professor Meenakshi Agarwal who completed the same task in 2 minutes and 49 seconds.
The young girl hopes that her achievement will inspire kids around the world to continue making strides in science and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
According to media reports, Najam’s father, Hasan Najam, says his daughter has not received formal schooling and has been educated at home.