Thursday, August 12, 2010

Left Handers Day

If you are a Leftie, Then Left Handers Day is just for you!
I am proud to be one among them!

August 13 is designated International Lefthanders Day by Lefthanders International.

Right handed people operate in the left side of the brain. Left handed people use the right side. Therefore, only left handed people are in their right mind.

Left Hander's certainly earned the right to have a day dedicated to them. And, August 13th is that day. So take a minute to appreciate your left handed friends and loved ones.

Remember today and every day: "Lefties have rights!"


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 (particularly if they are forced to change their writing hand as a child, like King of England George VI).

Left-handers adjust more readily to seeing underwater.

Left-handers excel particularly in tennis, baseball, swimming and fencing.

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!

People who are left handed make up about 5-15% of the population.

The genes for left-handedness are so far elusive.

Lefties are relatively numerous among creative men.

Lefties are relatively numerous among children rated as having an IQ higher than 131.

Lefties are relatively numerous among individuals who are good at music and maths.

Almost 40% of the top tennis pros are left-handed.

More men than women are lefties.

Left handed stroke victims recover faster than right handed stroke victims.

Left-handers more likely than right handers to be creative geniuses.

As discrimination was reduced in the 20th century, the number of natural left-handers who stayed left-handed increased.

The rising age of motherhood contributed as, statistically, older mothers are more likely to give birth to left-handed children.

Left-handers are also generally better at 3-dimensional perception and thinking.

Left-handers are also usually pretty good at most ball sports and things involving hand-to-eye co-ordination.(I was the captain of my school's ball badminton team!)

Left-handers’ brains are structured differently in a way that widens their range of abilities.

A study found that left-handed men are 15% richer than right-handed men for those who attended college, and 26% richer if they graduated.

Left-handed persons are thought to process information using a “visual simultaneous” method in which several threads can be processed simultaneously.

Left-handed people have an excellent ability to multi-task.

The hypothesis that left-handed people are predisposed to visual-based thought has been validated by a variety of evidence.

Half of left handed people use a computer mouse with their right hand (I’m one of them)

If both parents are left handed, 50% of their offspring will be left handed. 2 Righties only have 2% chance of having a leftie (both my parents are right-handed)


niveditha said...

Beautiful Facts. So how are you celebrating today? finding any lefty and wishing? or making everybody at home to do work in left hand??

nanditha tm said...

Just reminding all that today is Left handers day....thats more than enough i feel.

nanditha tm said...

Its nice when somebody says i am a lefty too..This is what happened now, my friend just came online to say that..We wished each other :)

Girish said...

One of my best friends is also a lefty.
Forgot to wish him, too bad.
You have a nice blog :)

nanditha tm said...

Thanks Girish. Wish your friend, its better late than never :)

niveditha said...

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