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Posted: July 25, 2017

5-year-old genius visits 'The Dr. Oz Show'

Dr. Mehmet Oz speaks onstage at Dr. Oz and Jeff Arnold in Conversation at Thomson Reuters during 2016 Advertising Week New York on September 29, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Advertising Week New York)
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Dr. Mehmet Oz speaks onstage at Dr. Oz and Jeff Arnold in Conversation at Thomson Reuters during 2016 Advertising Week New York on September 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Advertising Week New York)

By Jessica Sooknanan, Rare.us

Kid genius Anson Wong is still beaming after a trip to visit Dr. Mehmet Oz on the set of his show.

Anson, 5, of Atlanta, was thrilled to meet Dr. Oz and tape an episode of the show, which is scheduled to air Tuesday.

About Anson Wong

Since infancy, Anson has demonstrated an impressive ability to absorb new information with ease. Videos shared by his mother online show him reading at just 17 months old.

Anson went viral last year when he was filmed talking with a medical school student in an Atlanta grocery store, sharing his knowledge about the immune system.

His parents say he’s voracious when it comes to learning, and they do what they can to encourage that curiosity.

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“I’ve always encouraged him to ask questions. I always ask him, ‘Do you have any questions for Daddy?'” Anson’s father, Angelo Wong, told Rare. “When he asks questions, I don’t give him the baby answer.”

Now, Anson stars in his own series, “Anson’s Answers,” where he teaches others about subjects ranging from the solar system to microbiology.

Anson visits Dr. Oz

Impressed by Anson’s knowledge of the human body, “The Dr. Oz Show” flew Anson from Atlanta to New York City to tape an episode about the gut.

Photos show Anson getting a tour of the airplane’s cockpit before setting off on his adventure.

Once in New York, he got to experience the life of a TV personality, including getting his hair and makeup done.

After a little bit of practice, Anson was ready for his big debut. In front of a live audience and big cameras, Anson chatted with Dr. Oz about digestion and even helped him concoct a turmeric lemonade designed to maintain a healthy gut.

You can watch Anson’s interview on “The Dr. Oz Show” Tuesday. Check your local listings to find out when and where to watch in your area.

“Anson’s Answers” features 5-year-old whiz kid Anson Wong. He has a college-level grasp on various areas of science, dreams of becoming the president and can speak multiple languages. Did you catch that he’s just 5 years old? Anson has a passion for teaching others and loves to share videos explaining the human body, the laws of physics and his ideas for the future. Grab a seat, because Professor Anson’s class is in session!

Stay in touch with Anson by following him on Facebook.

 


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