23 Facts About Left-Handed People That You Didn't Know About

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23 Facts About Left-Handed People That You Didn’t Know About

By Angie on August 22, 2016


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Experts still can’t explain the reason why some people are left-handed and some people are right-handed, a research has found a complex link between our genes and environment. Experts have discovered that the number of left-handed members is higher in the family of a left-handed person. Left-handed people are also more independent than right-handed people because they spend their entire lives adapting to a right-handed world. This article reveals 23 things you probably didn’t know about left-handed people…

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1. Left means broken or weak.

The word “left” is of Anglo-Saxon origin from the word “lyft” meaning broken or weak.

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2. Do left-handed people use the left side of their brain?

Most people might think that but left-handed people tend to use the right side of their brain.

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3. How many people are actually left-handed?

5 to 10 percent of the world’s population is left-handed.

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4. Left-handed people tend to be good at sports.

They’re usually good at sports like swimming, boxing, tennis and baseball.

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5. Left-handed people underwater.

They can adjust to see underwater more easily than right-handers. I wonder why?

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6. Left-handed Tennis players.

More than 40 percent of the world’s tennis players are left-handed. GO LEFTIES!

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7. Most left-handed people reach puberty later.

Even 5 months after right-handed people.

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8. Left-handed people are usually richer than right-handed people.

Left-handed college graduates are expected to become 26 percent richer than right-handed colleagues.

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9. They have an increased risk by 3% of becoming alcoholics.

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10. Animals are equally right-handed as left-handed.

In animals like cats, mice and rats, the percentage of left and right pawedness is equally split.

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11. Longest words that can be typed with just a left hand.

The longest words that can be typed with just the left hand are sweater, dresses and tesserae decades.

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12. Left-handed astronauts.

One Apollo astronaut, out of 4 was left-handed.

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13. Emotions.

A study showed that left-handers differently process emotions than right-handers and they get angry faster.

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14. Lefties are better at Maths.

Apparently, lefties are better at Maths, Architecture and Spatial Awareness while righties have more developed verbal skills.

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15. August 13th is left-handers day.

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16. Being left-handed used to be a bad thing.

It was believed to be a bad thing, often linked to nasty habits, rebellion, neurosis, a mark of the devil (wtf), homosexuality and criminality. Yet it was also considered to be a mark of creativity and musical skills.

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17. Left-handed people have an increased risk of insomnia.

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18. Statistics.

Statistics show that there are over 30 million left-handed people in America.

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19. Pregnant women.

Women pregnant in their 40s have a 128% higher chance of giving birth to a left-handed child compared to a pregnant woman in her 20s.

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20. Left-handers and murderers.

Some of the world’s most vicious and wanted killers are/were left-handed. Jack the Ripper, The Boston Strangles and Osama Bin Laden were all left-handed.

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21. Left-handers learn to use their other hand quicker.

In the case of injury to the dominant hand, left-handers learn to use their other hand much quicker than right-handed people.

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22. Allergies and asthma.

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Left-handed people are more susceptible to allergies and asthma than right-handed people.

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23. Left-handers run in families.

For example, members of the Royal Family, Prince William, Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Mother and Prince Charles are all left-handed.

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