10 Facts About Left-Handed People

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There is a scientist who believed that left handed people tended to be more independent as a result of having to adapt to a world which is largely built for right handed individuals. Here are a few more fascinating pieces of trivia related to being a lefty…


1
Between 10-12% of people on earth are “lefties.”

2
At various times in history, left-handedness has been seen as many things: a nasty habit, a mark of the devil, a sign of neurosis, rebellion, criminality, and homosexuality.

3
Many sources claim that left-handers may die as many as nine years earlier than right-handers.

4
Mothers 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 in her 20s.

5
Among the Eskimos, every left-handed person is viewed as a potential sorcerer.

6
Research indicates that left-handers are more likely to become alcoholics, schizophrenic, delinquent, and dyslexic.

7
In Scotland there is a saying that describes an unlucky person: “He must have been baptized by a left-handed priest.”

8
The right hand is mentioned positively 100 times in the Bible, while the left hand is mentioned only 25 times, all negatively

9
Many people who are left-handed draw figures that face to the right.

10
Studies have shown that if a left-hander injures his dominant hand, he has an easier time learning to use the other hand than his right-handed counterparts.