A Shout-Out to the Lefties!

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Are you left-handed? Awesome! If not then I’m sure we all know someone who is and all us right-handers have tried to write with our left hand at least once just for fun!

There are some pretty cool facts about being left-handed that many people don’t know…check some of them out below.

1.  Left-handed people tend to be more independent as they have to adapt to a world which is made up of mostly right-handed people.


2. Left-handers use the right side of their brain the most.


3. Between 5-10% of the population are left-handed.


4. Left-handed people make especially good baseball players, tennis players, swimmers and boxers.


5. Almost 40% of the world’s top tennis players are left-handed.


6. Of the last 7 US Presidents, 4 have been left-handed – including Barack Obama!


7. Studies prove that left-handed college graduates go on to become 26% richer than right-handed graduates.


8. Left-handed people are slightly more prone to allergies and asthma than right-handed people.


9. Left-handed people tend to find it easier to learn to use their right hand than right-handers find it to learn to use their left.


10. Mothers who are over 40 years old when they have a baby are 128% more likely to have a left-handed child than a mother in her 20s.


11. Left-handers are believed to be more talented in spatial awareness, math and architecture while right-handers are more talented verbally.


12. It runs in the family! The British Royal Family appear to have the left-handed trait with the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Prince William all favouring their left hands.


13. August 13th is International Left-handers Day.


14. Left-handed people are able to adjust to seeing underwater better than right-handed people.


15. Research shows that left-handers process emotions differently and tend to get more angry faster than right-handers.








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