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Amazing Facts About Left Handed People
Things You Might Not Know About Left Handed People
Are you left handed? Or do you know anyone who is left handed? If yes, then this is the page for you. Here you will read some amazing facts about left handed people which you might or might not know already. Statistics have shown that this minority group are more likely to make a mark in whatever they do as compared to right handed people. Did you know that around 20% of MENSA members are left-handed?
Living in a world which is primarily designed for right handed people can be tough. I have seen such people mostly complain when they are driving or when they are using door handles which are developed keeping the right handers in mind. 13th August is considered as International Left Handers Day. That day is approaching soon and I found it befitting to create a hub dedicated to such people who are different from the lot and who have to adjust to the ways predefined by the society.
Scientific American has stated that males are more likely to be left handed as compared to females. I believe in this particular fact if not anything else because I have yet to see a left handed woman in my life, though I have seen many left handed males. Do you want to know more left handed people statistics? Keep reading!
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Facts and Statistics About Left Handed People
- In the past, left handed children were forced to use their right hands. They had their left hands tied down to restrict their use. This practice is somewhat still common but has greatly reduced.
- It is a misconception that left handed people ONLY use their left hands to carry out their activities. Unlike most righties, left handed people are able to use both their left hand and right hand for tasks.
- Left handed people who completed their studies and are graduates are more likely to be richer than their right handed counterparts.
- 20% of MENSA members are left handed.
- Left handed people tend to be very successful in sports which involve a one-to-one combat. For example, John McEnroe in tennis and Oscar De La Hoya in boxing.
- Only 15% of the population are inclined to be left-handed, according to 'Scientific American'.
- The bad side -- left handed people are more likely to be alcoholics, schizophrenics, dyslexics, and are more likely to suffer from mental instabilities as compared to right handed people.
- Left handedness can be considered as a hereditary trait. If one or both of the parents are left handed, chances are that even the offspring might inherit it.
- According to psychologists in Queen's University, male cats tend to be left pawed whereas the females are right pawed.
- Most lefties tend to absolutely abhor spiral notebooks!
- Lefties are better at playing video games because they are able to handle large amounts of stimuli in a better manner.
- When a woman gets older, greater is the chance of her delivering left handed children.
- Did you know 4 out of the 5 designers who originally created the Mac are left handed?
- Out of the previous 5 U.S presidents, 3 are left handed -- Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Bush Sr.
- Left handed people reach puberty late as compared to right handed people.
- The average lifespan of a lefty is less than that of a right handed people.
Famous Left Handed Personalities
Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie, Charlie Chaplin, Robert DeNiro, Greta Garbo, Whoopi Goldberg, Marilyn Monroe.
Leonarda Da Vinci, Michelagenlo, Raphael
Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney
Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, George Bush, Harry Truman