Left Handers have a day all to themselves, August 13th, something which I’ve only known about for a couple of years despite being left handed myself. I think it’s pretty cool that left handers have a specific day all to themselves.
Now, there are quite a few interesting facts about being left handed (or about other people being left handed) and I thought that I would share thirteen of those interesting facts with you. You may have heard about them, you may have not, but I hope you enjoy this post anyway!
1. Your favourite celebrity could be left handed. Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt
2. Left handedness also seems to run in the royal family. For example, Prince Charles and Prince William are left handed.
3. Left handed people are apparently more likely to suffer from insomnia.
4. Criminals who were left handed include Osama Bin Laden, Jack the Ripper and the Boston Strangler.
5. Left handed people are more likely to be geniuses and have higher IQs. The likes of Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin were all left handed so there must be some truth to it!
6. But left handed people are also more likely to become alcoholics. Three times more likely than right handers.
7. Left handers tend to be better gamers than right handers. They tend to handle more external stimuli better, therefore making video games a whole lot easier to play.
8. Tend to hit puberty quicker. Those who are left handed tend to hit puberty 4-5 months earlier on average than those who are right handed. So if you ever hit puberty sooner than all your friends and you’re left handed then you know why.
9. We could have a shorter life expectancy. According to one study, right handers tend to live 9 years longer than left handers.
10. Left handed has had a negative connotation throughout history. People are were left handed tended to be seen as inferior and left handedness was associated with witchcraft.
11. Following on from the last point, the devil is believed to be left handed.
12. In the Bible the left hand has only been mentioned 25 times. And all of them were negative. This is compared to the right hand being mentioned 100 times, and all of them mentions being positive.
13. Left handers could be more efficient at multitasking. Apparently left handers make faster connections between the left and right sides of the brain.
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