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International Left Handers Day | Facts and Struggles

13th August 2018 in Just for fun

Why do we have Left-Handers Day?

This year, International Left-Handers Day will fall on Monday, August 13th. A day to be proud of being left-handed and to raise awareness of everyday issues faced in a world made for right-handed people.

Interesting Facts

  • Did you know that only 10% of the world’s population are left-handed? Lefties will use the right side of the brain, whilst right-handed people use the left side.
  • Famous left-handed people include Prince William, Barack Obama, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey and Tom Cruise.
  • Being left-handed is also considered unlucky, studies even show that lefties live around nine years less than right-handed people.
  • Left-handed people are said to be more creative and interested in careers such as art, music and other cultural fields.
  • During the 1600s being left-handed was associated with witchcraft, as it was believed they were more prone to make deals with the devil and people were executed because of it.
  • It’s said being left-handed in sports is a huge advantage. Especially in sports like cricket, baseball and tennis, where you’ll be used to playing with right-handed people.
  • They have more efficient connections between the two hemispheres of their brain and will have the element of surprise against opponents.

The Everyday Struggles

  • Computer mouses, scissors, can openers are just a few everyday problems left-handed people deal with. Even just buying left-handed items is more expensive.
  • Writing left-handed is always a pain and you end up smudging everything you write and not to mention constantly elbowing the person sitting next to you.
  • People ask you if you’re left-handed when they see you writing.

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