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24 Facts about Left-Handed People That You Did Not Know

Many old wives tales suggest that people that are left-handed are a gift from the universe to the rest of the population.

Although the reason behind this peculiar phenomenon is unknown, new research goes to show that there might be a certain connection between the human genes and the environment and surroundings around us.

Also, it has been stated that most left-handed people actually come from a family that already have a ‘lefty.’

Researchers managed to find out that the brain also doesn’t function the same with right-handed and left-handed people.

As a result, left handed people are somewhat more independent due to the need to cope with the right-handed world.

Here are 24 facts and trivia about left-handed people you might have not known until now:

1.The origin of the word ‘left’ comes from the Anglo-Saxon era and it is based on the word ‘lyft’, meaning broken or weak

2.Left-handed people tend to use the right part of their brain

3. 5 to 10% of the world population is left-handed

4.Left-handed people can be excellent at various sports, including tennis, swimming, boxing, baseball, and others

5.Left-handed people have the ability to see clearly underwater, even more so than right-handed people

6.Over 40% of the most well-established tennis players are left-handed

7.Left-handed people are late bloomers, meaning they reach their puberty 5 months after ‘righties’ do

8.According to studies, left-handed college graduates could make a fortune that is 26% bigger than the one right-handed people make

9.Alcohol and ‘lefties’ are tightly connected, since they have a 3% higher risk of being addicted to it

10.In America, 4 out of 7 states are left-handed

11.Animals can be as well be left-handed, or left-pawed to be exact

12.Some of the longest words you can write using your left hand are tesserae decades, sweater, and dresses

13.Left-handed individuals experience emotions in a different way than right-handed people, due to their ability to process information faster

14.Also, math runs in the left-handed people’s genes, and the same is true for architecture and spatial awareness

15.August 13th is International Left-Handers Day

16.Left-handedness was linked to rebellion in the past, as well as neurosis, homosexuality, the devil, and criminality. On the flipside, it has also been linked to creativity and musicality

17.Insomnia is more common for left-handed people than ‘righties’

18.At the moment, there are over 30 million left-handed people in the U.S. alone

19.Statistics say that women who give birth in their 40s have a 128% higher chance of giving birth to a left-handed child when compared with women who give birth in their 20s

20.Some of the most vicious killers in human history were left-handed. For example, the Boston Stranglers, Osama bin Laden, and Jack the Ripper

21.According to medical experts, if left-handed people injure their dominant hand, they can learn to use the other one quicker than if the same happens to a right-handed person

22.Left-handed people are more prone to asthma and allergies than right-handed individuals

23.Left-handedness definitely runs in the family. For example, Prince William, Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Mother, and Prince Charles are/were left-handed

24.Out of four, one Apollo astronaut was left-handed.

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