Well No One Saw This Coming of the Day

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Modern Family's boneheaded-but-insightful son Luke (Nolan Gould) visited Ellen this week to announce his graduation from high school. But wait -- isn't he only 13?

Turns out, he's a bona fide genius, with a Mensa membership and an IQ of 150:

Over the summer I did a lot of studying and I took an exam and tested at high school, so I'm hopefully going to go on and do some online community college courses.

When Gould visited Ellen in January, he revealed that he likes to discuss nuclear fusion in household microwaves, and that his allowance is a paltry $30 a week, with the rest of his income being squirreled away for college.

We'll never watch Luke and Phil's hijinks the same way again.

Kickass Kid of the Day

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Kickass Kid of the Day
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OMG -- The Shire General Store is the most charming creation by a little kid since Caine's Arcade.

Here's the intro to the Etsy listing:

"I am Paul Blazek, age 10, and I like to make things out of polymer clay with my brothers. I have 5 brothers but really only Caleb, age 8, helps so far. I like Lord of the Rings and my Dad reads it aloud to us almost every night."

[buzzfeed]

Kickass Kid of the Day

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Watch a 3-year-old bucket drumming prodigy play with Dad outside a Cubs game, then give Dad props to end their set. Awww.

[yababoon]

Lemonade Stand of the Day

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Lemonade Stand of the Day
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Joshua Smith was determined to help Detroit ease its desperate financial burden. So he did what any industrious 9-year-old would do -- he launched a successful lemonade stand.

Joshua's new business, which he ran with his pals for five days last week, garnered more than $3,340 in donations, with "sales" pouring in from as far as Canada, South Africa, Uganda, and the U.K.

By Friday, he had received an award for outstanding achievement from the Detroit City Council, sold lemonade to members of the University of Michigan's men's basketball team, and been awarded a $2,000 college scholarship from the Rosa L. Parks Scholarship Foundation.

"I'm really happy that a lot of people supported me," Joshua said. "It was successful but tiring."

Detroit will use the proceeds from Joshua's stand to maintain a park and playground near his house.

[nydn]

Kickass Kid of the Day

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Introducing 6-year-old Jaxon Smith, a self-taught drummer who jams to the Foo Fighters' "Pretender."

Top YouTube comments:

  • "Sir, your son is very talented, and does not deserve to have the same haircut as Butters."
  • "6 year old listening to Foo Fighters instead of bieber/gaga. THIS KID WILL TURN OUT FINE."

[death+taxes]

Kickass Kid of the Day

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Meet Riley, a fourth-grader with Down syndrome, mad hula-hoop skills, and a boatload of confidence.

[vvv]