Are you a left-handed person or maybe someone you know is? Either way we believe knowledge is power. One really interesting fact was stated by 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 left-handed person.
1. Left-handed people make up between 5-10% of the population.
2. They are three times more likely to become alcoholics.
3. They use the right side of the brain the most.
4. They tend to reach puberty 4-5 months later than normal.
5. They make especially good baseball players, tennis players, swimmers, and boxers. Almost 40% of the top tennis players are lefties.
6. Of the 7 most recent US presidents, 4 have been left-handed.
7. Left-handed college graduates go on to become 26% richer than right-handed graduates.
8. 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. It has also been seen as a trait indicating creativity and musical abilities.
9. The word left in English comes from the Anglo-Saxon word lyft, which means weak or broken.
10. 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.
11. Although approximately 90% of all humans are right-handed, cats, rats, and mice seem to be equally split between right and left pawedness.
12. Studies have suggested that left-handers are more talented in spatial awareness, math, and architecture. Right-handers tend to be more talented verbally.
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