Facts to Celebrate International Left-Handers Day With
90% of the world's population do not understand the daily struggle of being left-handed. The least you can do is educate yourself with some facts on International Left-Handers Day.
Some famous lefties include Babe Ruth, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Napoleon Bonaparte, Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, Aristotle, Ned Flanders, and Jimi Hendrix.
- 10% of the world is left-handed and most of them are men.
- Historically the left hand has been associated with witchcraft.
- Shaking left hands is a sign of disrespect.
- The word sinister comes from the Latin word for left, "sinestra."
- Five of the last eight U.S. presidents were left-handed: Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama.
- The term "southpaw" started in baseball to describe a left-handed pitcher.
- Wedding rings being worn on the left hand started with Greeks and Romans who did so to fend off evil.
Read more at The Telegraph.