Are you a left-handed person or maybe someone you know is? Have you ever noticed that right-handed people have no trouble finding all the products that they need, because most of the products are geared towards the right hand?However, left-handed people are struggling a little with some of the everyday tasks.Also, they are more independent because they have to spent their whole lives adapting to this right handed world that we live in. And for that reason, here in the article bellow we will show you some interesting facts about left handed people, which you’ve never heard of:
1.Did you know that 5 to 10% of the world population are left handed?
2.Left handed people are 3-times more likely to become alcoholics.
3.Left handed people use their right side of the brain the most.
4.Left handed people tend to reach puberty 5 months later – than normal.
5.Left handed people are good in many sports: baseball, tennis, swimming, boxing, etc. Did you know that more than 40% of the top tennis players in the world are left handed?
6.4 of the 7 recent United States presidents were left handed.
7.According to the statistics, left handed college graduates go on to become 26% richer than right-handed graduates
8.Throughout the history left handed people and left-handedness has been related and seen as many bad things, such as:mark of the devil, a sign of neurosis, rebellion, criminality, and homosexuality. Left-handedness has also been seen as a trait indicating creativity and musical abilities.
9.In addition, the word left in English comes from the Anglo-Saxon word lyft, which means weak or broken
10.Women who are over 40 at the time of a child’s birth are 128% more likely to have a left-handed baby than a woman who gave birth in her 20s
11.Even though nearly 90% of all humans are right-handed, cats, rats, and mice seem to be equally split between right and left pawedness.
12.According to many different studies left handed people are more talented in spatial awareness, math and architecture. Right handed people tend to be more talented verbally.
13.One in four Apollo astronauts were left-handed.
14.According to the latest statistics, almost 30 million people in the United States are left handed.
15.Also several studies have shown, that left handed people are slightly more prone to allergies and asthma than right-handers.
16.According to a research, the medical experts have found that if a left-hander injures his dominant hand, he has an easier time learning to use the other hand than this right handed counterparts.
17.The longest words that can be typed using only the left hand with conventional hand placement are: sweater, dresses and tesserae decades.
18.You also need to know that left handedness runs in the families. Lefties in the British Royal Family include the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, and Prince William.
19.Left-handed people often suffer from insomnia.
20.August 13th is known as International Left-Handers Day and that is the day to celebrate if you are left-handed.
21.Did you know that some of the most wanted murderers on the planet: Osama Bin Laden, The Boston Strangles and Jack the Ripper were all left handed people?
22.You should also know that people who are left handed have an amazing advantage when playing Marco Polo, because they are able to adjust to seeing underwater better than right-handed people.
23.A study, published in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, has found that left handed people process emotions differently. In facts they tend to get angry, much faster than their right handed peers. John McEnroe is left handed and we have seen him very angry plenty of times.