Walter O’Brien, the son of a Wexford farmer, says he has an IQ of 196. The Irishman’s life is now the subject of Scorpion, a prime-time TV drama in the US.  Photograph:  Lisette M. Azar/CBS via Getty Images

The man with perhaps the fourth-highest IQ ever measured says, “Once your IQ is 150 or over, it stops beings ability and becomes a disability.” Walter(...)

Screen time: Scorpion stars Elyes Gabel (seated) as Walter O’Brien

A drama series based on the life of an Irishman with one of the highest IQs ever recorded is set to become a worldwide success later this year. Sco(...)