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Fun Facts About Left Handed People

August 13, 2018

If your left hand is your dominant hand, you’re not alone. Research studies show that lefthanders are among the most creative people on the planet. While lefthanders make up about 10 percent of the population, many famous people are left-handed. Six former presidents are lefties, including Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Ronald Reagan. There are dozens of left-handed entertainment celebrities, like Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Morgan Freeman, Paul McCartney, Justin Bieber, and many more. Several members of the Royal Family are lefties, including Prince Charles of England and Prince William of England.

Did you know that some of the greatest artists, philosophers, and inventors of all time were lefties? Just to name a few, Issac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci and Mark Twain were all left-handed. Furthermore, seven of the 29 astronauts with the Apollo space mission were left-handed.

International Lefthanders Day. There is a holiday dedicated to left-handed people. August 13th is observed as International Lefthanders Day. This famous day was founded in 1976 by Dean R. Campbell to celebrate the uniqueness of left-handed people. This is a great day for you to get out and raise awareness about lefthanders and share information that other people may not know about being a left-handed person.

Left-Handed Dogs. According to a 2006 study performed at the University of Manchester, about 50 percent of dogs are left-pawed. So, your favorite furry friend may also share the same trait as yours. You can perform a simple test to determine if your pet is left-pawed. Watch which paw that he uses first when he reaches for something at a distance, like a ball or a toy.

As a left-handed person, you share a uniqueness among other lefthanders. Lefties are known to be better at sports than right-handers. Did you know that twins are more likely to be born with the left-hand as their dominant hand than singletons? Mothers over 40 are more likely to give birth to a left-handed baby.

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