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20 Impressive Things Accomplished by Kids Under 10

List RulesAll of the accomplishments on the list must have been done by kids under the age of 10

When you think of a role model, you probably picture an experienced adult with wisdom and sage... someone who's seen some things and has racked up some serious experiences and accomplishments. You don't picture an eight-year-old rocket scientist or a four-year-old published author, right? Yet, the kids on this list are better role models than most adults out there, having accomplished things people never even dream of by the age of 10.   

You could call them child prodigies. You could call them merely products of passionate (or crazy) parents. But every child listed here was ten-years-old or younger when they achieved unheard of greatness. These kids can be considered positive child role models, or just straight up inspiring youngsters.

But how much of it is actual natural talent? How much of it is bossy, controlling parents? And how much of it is just a stunt? You be the judge. Vote up the kid you think is the most accomplished and most impressive! And all you future parents, take note! 
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    One of Oprah Winfrey's favorites, Akrit Jaswal was only seven years old when he performed surgery for the first time, operating on the hands of a young female burn victim. Jaswal was not a doctor but was considered a medical genius by his native India. Now, he has moved on and is simply trying to cure cancer.  

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    It is said that Mozart composed his first minuet by the age of 5, then his first symphony by the age of 8. The child prodigy was hired as a court musician in Salzburg by the age of 17 and wrote operas by the age of 20. He not only played the keyboard, but he also mastered the violin and other instruments in his youth.
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    Zora Ball Programmed an Entire Video Game at Age 7

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    At 7-years-old, Zora Ball is the youngest person to ever create a mobile video game. Her game/ app was unveiled at the University of Pennsylvania in 2013. Ball built the game using a programming language called “Bootstrap” that teaches kids age 12 to 16 how to understand complex math.

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    Greg Smith Was Nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize at Age 10

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    Greg Smith learned to read at 2-years-old and was in college by the age of 10. Smith put his intelligence towards good for mankind by founding an advocacy group for peace and children's rights. He met with Bill Clinton and Mikhail Gorbachev, spoke in front of the UN, and was nominated in 2002 for the Nobel Peace Prize (but was beaten by Jimmy Carter).

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