Arden Hayes (born January 30, 2008) is an American child prodigy. From Southern California,[4] he became known at age 5 for his knowledge of American and geopolitics. Reciting Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, and being able to identify the countries of the world and name the capitals of each.[5]

His interest in American presidents was sparked by Arden’s learning that he shares a birthday with former United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

On May 4, 2013, Arden was featured in an article and video in the Los Angeles Times.[6][7] This spurred many additional newspaper articles and blogs[8] and Arden appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on July 2, 2013, to demonstrate his knowledge regarding U.S. presidents.[9] On November 5, 2013, Arden again appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and displayed his knowledge of the nations of the world and their capitals and rejected a free Sony Xperia Tablet Z because he preferred the Apple iPad and would rather wait until Christmas to receive it.[10][11] He appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! for the third time on April 2, 2014, and showed his interest and knowledge about chemical elements in the periodic table.[12] He appeared on the show again on November 23, 2015, when he won a shut-out victory against the cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in a Star Wars trivia contest.[4]