Being that I am the only lefty in my family that I know of I never had anyone to relate to. Growing up simple things like writing in a “right-handed” desks, cutting with “right handed” scissors, or trying to skip on my “skip it” in the right direction were hard for me to conquer! The counter on my skip it always went backwards 🙁
So growing up lefty was a little hard. Despite that I appreciate the fact that I’m one of few and that being a “lefty” has it’s special perks. In lieu of this I thought I’d enlighten my fellow readers (YOU) about some left-handed facts 🙂
- Most left-handers draw figures facing to the right.
- There is a high tendency in twins for one to be left-handed
- Stuttering and dyslexia occur more often in left-handers.
- Left-handers day is August 13th 🙂
- 10% of the human population is left handed.
- Left-handers adjust more readily to seeing underwater.
- One of the few cameras ever produced for left-handers was the half-frame Yashica Samurai. Cameras predominantly have the hand grip, shutter release, film wind lever and commonly used selection buttons, switches and dials controlled by the right hand.
- Left-handers excel particularly in tennis, baseball, swimming and fencing
- Left-handers have trouble manipulating items that are made for right-handed use, such as can openers or scissors, but they actually manage better than right-handed people who attempt to use similar items made for left-handed people.
- Left-handers usually reach puberty 4 to 5 months after right-handers
- 4 of the 5 original designers of the Macintosh computer were left-handed
- 1 in 4 Apollo astronauts were left-handed – 250% more than the normal level.
- Left-handers are generally more intelligent, better looking, imaginative and multi-talented than right handers – based on discussions among members of the Left-Handers Club! 🙂
But HEY rightys!!! You might be more “left-handed” then you think… Click and see!!