August 13th is Left Hander’s Day!!! and since I’m part of this fascinating group – I think it is time to celebrate by sharing some fascinating facts about left handers. It is only fair, we are discriminated against the other 364 days of the year!
Left hander usually draw figures facing to the right.
Between 10-12% of the world’s population is left handed, and surprisingly this hasn’t changed over history.
Most artistic representations of the Devil show him as left-handed.
Left handers see better underwater.
Left handers excel in tennis, baseball, fencing and swimming.
One in four Apollo astronauts were left handed.
Four of the five original designed of the Macintosh were left-handed.
Research has show that more people with IQ’s over 140 are left handed. Scholars include Einstein, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Benjamin Franklin.
On the other hand, the Boston Strangler, Jack the Ripper and Osama Bin Laden were left-handed.
The right hand is mentioned 100 positive times in the Bible, while the left hand is mentioned only negatively 25 times.
Lefties are higher at risk of schizophrenia and ADHD.
Lefties excel in language, math and music. A study of professional orchestras found a disproportionate number of left handed musicians.
Of the last seven US Presidents, 5 are left-handed. (Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Barrack Obama)
Left handed artists include DaVinci, Michelangelo, Albrecht Durer, Escher, Paul Klee, Raphael to name a few.
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